Tag Archives: UNDRIP

Joint Statement to the 12 Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on Agenda Item 8: UNDRIP, Including Study on Recognition, Reparation and Reconciliation.

Prepared by: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and Asia Indigenous Peoples CaucusDelivered by: Mr. Neingulo Krome, Secretary General, Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights In the recent years, there have been examples of recognition, reparation and reconciliation initiatives that specifically dealt/deal with the rights of indigenous peoples in Asia via various forms, including the 1997 Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Accord in Bangladesh; the Framework Agreement of 3rd August 2015 (Naga Peace Accord 2015) and other groups in Northeast India; the 2015 National Ceasefire Agreement and ongoing peace process in Myanmar;  the promulgation of the Constitution of Nepal after more than a 7-year ...

AIPP Submission to the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for its study on “Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in the Context of Borders, Migration and Displacement”

This submission is made to the EMRIP based on AIPP’s existing research on indigenous peoples’ situation in Asia as well as specific inputs on the theme of the EMRIP study by AIPP Executive Council and member organizations. Asia has the largest number of indigenous peoples around the world – about 411 million live in the region as per a recent research of AIPP[1]. Their share in the national population varies from 0.9 percent in Cambodia to over 37 percent in Nepal. They live in highly diverse ecosystems from high mountains of Nepal to the coasts of Indonesian archipelago and in ...

Indigenous peoples in Asia and their rights to participate in public affairs

Regional consultation for the Asia and Pacific region on draft guidelines on the effective implementation of the right to participate in public affairs Bangkok, Thailand 2-3 October 2017 Indigenous peoples in Asia and their rights to participate in public affairs Presented by: Patricia Miranda Wattimena Advocacy Coordinator, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact Background Indigenous peoples constitute about 5% of the world’s population with an estimated number of 370 million. However, they account for 15% of the poorest rural people. Asia region is home for around 70% of the indigenous peoples worldwide. Indigenous peoples are known by different names – such as ...

Panel Discussion: Challenges to human rights and democracy in Asia: where are we heading?

Most governments in Asia have fared badly in addressing human rights concerns despite many countries having transitioned to a democratic polity in the last few decades. This includes the overthrow of authoritarian regimes in countries like the Philippines and the recent transition towards democracy such as in Myanmar and Nepal. There is also steep rise in violation of human rights in several countries, including in countries like India, which claims to be the largest democracy in the world. Political prosecution of human rights defenders and criminalization of peaceful expression across Asia have become the norm. There is little empirical evidence ...

Celebrating 10 Years of Implementation of the UNDRIP and 25 Years of AIPP on The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 2017 “Reaffirming our roots, Embracing our future”

9th August 2017 This year, the 13th of September 2017 will mark the 10th Anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) by the UN General Assembly. Further, the year 2017 is also an auspiciously year for Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) as it is its 25th Anniversary. Over the past 25 years, alongside many other indigenous communities in Asia, AIPP has come together to discuss, propagate, and assert our own agenda towards: our inherent right to self-determination and self-governance; our human rights and customary laws; the control of our lands, territories ...

Cambodia: Homes of indigenous communities risk further flooding as Lower Sesan II dam closes gates and authorities detain indigenous peoples and civil society representatives on the way to Stung Treng

25 July 2017 Chiang Mai, Thailand Two indigenous communities in Stung Treng province that for years have been defying the construction of the Lower Sesan II hydropower dam now face the immediate prospect of having their homes flooded as the gates are closed.  To make matters worse, they are now threatened with forced eviction from the remainder of their lands that is not expected to be flooded.  Their indigenous brothers and sisters have demanded that all threats to evict them be called off. On 15 July, the first of the dam’s ten gates was closed.  By now, six have been ...

AIPP and Asia Caucus Statement on Ten years of the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: good practice and lessons learned

10th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 10 – 14 July 2017 Agenda Item 6: Ten years of the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: good practices and lessons learned Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and Asia Caucus Thank you, Ms. Chairperson. It’s been a decade since the adoption of the UNDRIP in 2007. In the global arena, the awareness and discussion regarding indigenous peoples’ rights and issues have increased. International and regional human rights mechanisms and other bodies have made significant progress in applying the UNDRIP as reflected ...

AIPP statement on good practices and challenges in business and in access to financial services by indigenous peoples at the 10th EMRIP session

10th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 10 – 14 July 2017 Agenda Item no. 4: Study and advice on good practices and challenges in business and in access to financial services by indigenous peoples Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) We thank the Expert Mechanism for sharing their draft on the study and emphasising on day one that it is still open for inputs.  We would then like to turn the attention of the Expert Mechanism to the salient points raised in AIPP’s submission that were missed in the draft study as well as ...

AIPP and Asia Caucus Statement on indigenous peoples’ participation in the United Nations System

10th Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 10 – 14 July 2017 Agenda Item 7: Indigenous peoples’ participation in the United Nations system Statement of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and Asia Caucus Ms. Chairperson, In follow up to the Outcome Document of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, we welcome the constructive and open informal dialogue between States and indigenous peoples on the possible measures necessary to enhance the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in meetings of relevant UN bodies on issues affecting them during the 70th and 71st session of the General Assembly. We also highly appreciate the ...