Inter-Learning Exchange: Key to Strengthening Solidarity and Exchange of Knowledge and Experience Among Indigenous Peoples
“At the end, only indigenous peoples themselves can sustainably fight for their rights.” – Abdon Nababan, Secretary General of the Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) in Indonesia
With the aim of strengthening the solidarity, collaboration, and inter-learning of indigenous communities and organizations and their support groups in the region, AIPP with support from Misereor and in collaboration with the NGO Forum on Cambodia conducted a 3-day learning exchange in Kasepuhan Sinar Resmi, Cipta Mulya, and Ciptagelar in Banten Kidul, West Java, Indonesia. This learning exchange hosted by AMAN was participated by indigenous representatives from the Philippines, India, and Myanmar and indigenous representatives and support groups from Cambodia.
Asia Indigenous Peoples' Declaration on the 21st Session of the UNFCCC-Conference of Parties (COP21)
Indigenous peoples from 12 countries in Asia held a Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 21st Session of the UN Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP21) from 16-18 September 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The countries include Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Thailand, Lao PDR, Taiwan/China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, The Philippines and Vietnam.
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Interactive Dialogue 5: Building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions
We are around 5´000 distinct indigenous peoples from all regions of the world. We nourish the forests, deserts, rivers and fields that form part of our culture. Our traditional knowledge is built through centuries of symbiotic interaction and co-‐ dependence with our natural environment. We are governed by our customary institutions that provide for social cohesion, cooperation and collective resilience; access to justice; sustainable resource management systems for the common good, and; solidarity relations with other peoples. We are self-‐ governing peoples and rights-‐ holders, and our institutions uphold sustainable development as part of our wellbeing.
22 September 2015 – Government authorities in India must intervene immediately to stop forced evictions of indigenous Gonds for expansion of Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, AIPP urged in a letter to them. More than 200 Gond tribals in Umaravan village are facing serious threat of forced evictions from their houses and lands after local police and forest officials descended in the village on Saturday and threatened to evict them forcefully if they do not vacate willfully in the next few days. The Gond people in the village have long survived by living off their land and forests.
AIPP, Cultural Survival and NIPT make joint submission on the rights of indigenous peoples for Thailand’s UPR
22 September 2015 - AIPP, Cultural Survival and the Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand (NIPT) on Monday (21 September) made a joint submission on the human rights situation of indigenous peoples for the 2nd Universal Periodic Review of Thailand scheduled for April 2016.
The joint submission was prepared in light of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which Thailand voted in favor of in 2007. The submission reports that although the indigenous peoples in Thailand comprise approximately 1% of the Thai population, these communities are facing serious issues that are threatening and essentially, prohibiting the rights guaranteed by the Declaration.
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact stands together with indigenous peoples in the Philippines in defense of their human rights
Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
AIPP would like to extend its solidarity to the members and delegates of the Cordillera Human Rights Alliance (CHRA) on the occasion of its 5th General Assembly organized under the theme “With Fervor and Courage, Fight Against State Terrorism!”
AIPP is deeply concerned over the worsening human rights situation in the Philippines, in particular the continuous killings and harassment of indigenous rights activists and advocates, and increasing displacement of indigenous communities allegedly by both paramilitary forces and troops of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. However, amidst this grave situation and mountain of challenges, it is encouraging to see the continued selfless dedication of indigenous leaders, activists and advocates all across the Philippines in advancing and advocating for a just and peaceful society...
People-Centered Land Governance: Pertinent Land Issues in Asia
The ILC Asia Regional Assembly is an annual meeting of a growing team of 45 ILC members from 10 different countries that serves as the primary decision-making body for consolidating and approving priorities, initiatives and activities for ILC engagement at the regional, national and local levels.
This year, venues for Knowledge Exchange were created for ILC Asia members to discuss on their work on land rights in line with the new ILC strategic framework, 10 PCLG commitments, and key developments on land rights governance in their respective countries. The event will happen on 6-8 October 2015 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
- Inter-Learning Exchange: Key to Strengthening Solidarity and Exchange of Knowledge and Experience Among Indigenous Peoples
- Asia Indigenous Peoples' Declaration on the 21st Session of the UNFCCC-Conference of Parties (COP21)
- UN Summit for the adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda
- INDIA: Stop forced evictions of indigenous Gond people for expansion of Panna Tiger Reserve
- AIPP, Cultural Survival and NIPT make joint submission on the rights of indigenous peoples for Thailand’s UPR
- Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact stands together with indigenous peoples in the Philippines in defense of their human rights
- 2015 ILC Asia Regional Assembly and Knowledge Exchange