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UNPFII18: Statement to the 18th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) on World Bank’s new Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) and engagement with the Indigenous Peoples

Under Agenda Item 6: Dialogue with Indigenous Peoples By Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Thank you, Sir Moderator, In this dialogue, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact would like to draw the attention of the Permanent Forum to the World Bank’s new Environmental and Social Framework and engagement with the Indigenous Peoples. We would like to recall the …

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Asian Civil Society Organizations Convene Workshop in Thailand on Accountability for Development Harms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bangkok, Thailand, June 12, 2017 – Representatives from 35 civil society organizations and community groups based in 11 countries in South and Southeast Asia participated in a workshop on how individuals and communities harmed by development projects can seek recourse. The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, NGO Forum on ADB, International Rivers, International …

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World Bank Leaves Holes in Safety Net

Civil society groups to hold Bank accountable for human rights outcomes (August 8, 2016) On Thursday, the World Bank approved a new Environmental and Social Framework to replace its existing safeguard policies. Members of the Coalition for Human Rights in Development criticized the missed opportunity to adopt robust protections for the human rights of communities …

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150+ civil society groups call on development banks to respect human rights and defend the defenders

Defending Human Rights in DevelopmentGlobal Call to Ensure Local Communities’ Role in Bank-Financed Projects (Washington, July 14, 2016) – Development banks should respect human rights in their investments around the world and ensure their activities are not putting human rights defenders at risk, the Coalition for Human Rights in Development said today in a joint petition …

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UN Indigenous Peoples Experts Challenge World Bank

May 20, 2016 – The UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and other top UN indigenous peoples experts sent a letter Friday to World Bank President Jim Kim and the Bank’s executive directors, challenging a proposal that would weaken protections for indigenous peoples. This critical issue — whether the Bank will require clients …

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Comments of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact on the 2nd draft of the Environmental and Social Framework of the World Bank

AIPP submitted its comments and recommendations regarding the second draft of the Bank’s Environmental and Social Framework (ESF), with particular focus on Environmental and Social Standard 7 (ESS7): Indigenous Peoples. The comments and recommendations were based on the submission of participants of Southeast Asia Regional Indigenous Peoples’ Consultation for the review and update of the …

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Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus Statement to the 4th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

United Nations Fourth Annual Forum on Business and Human Rights 16- 18 November 2015 Representatives of Indigenous Peoples from different world regions, meeting at a caucus on the 15th of November 2015, declare that: “We, the Indigenous Peoples, Mother Nature’s sons and daughters, with our world vision and spirituality, demand that States protect, and that …

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Extractive Industries and Energy Projects and Their Impacts to Indigenous Peoples in Asia

Asia is the largest of the world’s continents, covering approximately 1/3 of the Earth’s land area. It is the world’s most populous continent, with roughly 60% of the world’s total population, and the most demographically diverse. “Asia’s natural resources are among the richest and most diverse in the planet. The region holds 20% of the …

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Defending our Land, Water, Forest, our Rights and Future

Statement of centre for research and advocacy Manipur, citizens concern for dams and development, citizen’s action for social empowerment, Awang Sekmai new market development association on celebrating the world’s indigenous peoples day, 9 August 2014 Theme: Defending our Land, Water, Forest, our Rights and Future Affirm indigenous peoples right to self determination over our land, …

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