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December 4 2015
Press release: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA), International Rivers, South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP)
Paris, 3 December 2015 In a global manifesto released today, a coalition of more than 300 civil society organizations from 53 countries called on governments and financiers at the Paris climate talks to keep large hydropower projects out of climate initiatives such as the Clean Development Mechanism, the World Bank’s Climate Investment Funds, and green bonds. Large hydropower projects emit massive amounts of methane, make water and energy systems more vulnerable to climate...

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October 7 2015
On 8-9 October, indigenous peoples' representatives will gather in Copenhagen to assess the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals from the perspective of indigenous peoples

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September 28 2015
Member of the UNPFII, Joan Carling, spoke of indigenous peoples' rights at UN Summit
On September 25, the UN General Assembly adopted the new development framework, "Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development", which is composed of 17 goals and 169 targets to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change before 2030.  Although there is only a few direct references to indigenous peoples, the framework will be highly relevant for indigenous peoples' living conditions and human rights over the next 15 years. The new goals aim t...

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April 5 2015

Securing land rights for indigenous peoples, such as these members of the Xingu tribe, pictured in Brazil, is critical to alleviating poverty (Photo: Rights and Resources Initiative)
By: Jenny Springer (RRI)
Explicit inclusion of secure land rights for local communities and indigenous is key to “leaving no one behind” in global Sustainable Development Goals.

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March 21 2015

Malaysia. IWGIA archive photo.
Forests are the lifeline and cultural heritage of millions of indigenous peoples around the world.

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February 27 2015

Cæcilie Mikkelsen - IWGIA archive photo
By Valentina Gasbarri
Overcoming hunger and malnutrition in the 21st century no longer means simply increasing the quantity of available food but also the quality. Despite numerous achievements in the world’s food systems, approximately 805 million people suffer from chronic hunger and roughly two billion peoples suffer from one or more micronutrient deficiencies while, at the same time, over 2.8 billion people are obese. Unfortunately, the debate over how to address this challenge has polarised, pi...

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November 18 2014
After years of advocacy, indigenous peoples succeeded in changing the terminology of future decisions under the Convention on Biological Diversity from “indigenous and local communities” to indigenous peoples and local communities. Unlike “communities”, “indigenous Peoples” are entitled to collective rights under international human rights law With the theme “Biodiversity for Sustainable Development”, the 12th meeting of the Conference o...

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August 21 2014
Jonathan Glennie
Despite promises to leave no one behind, the UN drafting committee has little to say about halting threats to indigenous peoples survival. On his blog at the Guardian Jonathan Glennie explains why development can be considered a threat as much as an opportunity.The great danger in compiling a list of priorities for international development, which is what most of the development industry has been preoccupied with for the past couple of years, is the dreaded “s...

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June 26 2014
During the recent UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Bonn (June 4-15), the Peruvian government delegation expressed a clear commitment to facilitate indigenous peoples’ participation in the upcoming COP 20. In a meeting with indigenous representatives, the Peruvian delegation informed that their government has made an agreement with AIDESEP and COICA (indigenous umbrella organisations for the Peruvian Amazon and the whole Amazon respectively) to organise an “Ind...

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June 26 2014

Rodion Sulyandziga/ IWGIA
Interview with Rodion Sulyandziga, indigenous representative from Russia at the UNFCCC Inter-sessional meeting in Bonn, 9 June 2014 With climate change increasingly leading to extreme weather and food scarcity in many countries around the world, issues of adaptation, especially in relation to land-use and agriculture, were prominent at the recent climate change discussions in Bonn. Under adaptation, ensuring future food security in a climate smart fashion is on the agenda. Food secur...

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June 20 2014

Anne Samante, MPIDO, Kenya, reading the IIPFCC statement at the closing session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA). Photo by Mr. Mrinal Kanti Tripura.
From 4-15 June, the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) convened in Bonn, Germany. Indigenous representatives from around the world followed the negotiations and lobbied government delegations for greater inclusion, and respect of their rights and needs.On the agenda were discussions under the so-called Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) on what elements shall be included in a new binding agreement, and on what can be done in terms of mitigating and...

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April 7 2014

Alberto Chirif and Margarita Benavides presenting at the Ministry of Culture, Lima. Photo: Allison Cadenillas/SERVINDI
As a result of research in the Peruvian Amazon, anthropologist Alberto Chirif has recently published a book titled Pueblos de la yuca brava. Historia y culinaria (People of the bitter manioc. History and cuisine). The book, supported by IWGIA, focuses on the history and cuisine of the the Bora, Huitoto, Ucaina and Secoya peoples of the Peruvian Amazon, who cultivate and process the bitter manioc as a main staple. The book was presented in the Ministry of Culture in Lima on March 1...

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January 10 2014
Ida Peters - IWGIA/ New York
From January 6-10 the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals reconvened for its 7th Session in New York. The topics for the OWG session 7 are: 1. Sustainable citites, human settlements and sustainable transport 2. Sustainable production and consumption 3. Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction On Wednesday, Grace Balawag, on behalf on the Indigenous Peoples' Major Group gave a statement on Sustainable Consumption and Production. SCP intervention Jan...

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March 5 2013
President of GA appointing facilitators of the Open Working Group

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June 25 2012
Indigenous peoples presented the following statement at the Opening Plenary at UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Indigenous peoples are one of the major groups defined in Agenda 21 that formalized nine groups as the overarching categories through which all citizens can participate in the UN activities on achieving sustainable development. In the statement Joji Carino, an Ibaloi-Igorot from the Philippines who is the Policy Advisor of Tebtebba, stressed the importance o...

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June 25 2012
This statement of Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indígenas (CAOI)

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June 21 2012
Indigenous Peoples International Declaration on Self-Determination and Sustainable Development 19 June, 2012, Rio De Janeiro Indigenous Peoples from all regions of the world met at the “Indigenous Peoples International Conference on Sustainable Development and Self Determination,” from June 17th – 19th 2012 at the Museu da República in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We thank the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil for welcoming us their homelands and express our solidarity for their s...

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June 21 2012
Today Indigenous Peoples will march to the United Nations Rio+20 Summit to deliver the Kari-Oca II Declaration to the Rio+20 Secretary-General, Sha Zukang

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June 20 2012
During the last week, more than five hundred indigenous peoples have met at the Kari-Oca II summit in Rio to discuss sustainable development - review the achivements and losses of the last 20 years and strategize for the future. They have now presented their visions in the Kari-Oca II Declaration.

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June 20 2012
Press Release by Forest Peoples Program
As government representatives start formal negotiations in Brazil to seek agreements on so-called ‘green economy’ policies and to assess progress in fulfilling commitments on environment and development made at the Rio Earth Summit twenty years ago, indigenous peoples from all over the world have come together at the Rio+20 global summit to put forward their own solutions for sustainable development and to flag serious risks associated with government ‘green’ proposals. Jean L...

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June 18 2012
In relation to the Rio +20 World Conference on Sustainable Development that takes place this week in Rio, AIPP’s Indigenous Women’s Programme has prepared a briefing note, in which indigenous women from the Asia-Pacific region share their key concerns and demands with respect to sustainable development. The note also inform about which Asia-Pacific indigenous women will be present in Rio, their special areas of expertise and contact info.

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June 18 2012
After the last prep com for Rio+20, Brazil presented a new draft for the outcome document. During the next few days, the text will be discussed further through informal consultations and dialogues. The draft has both positive and negative news for IPs.
Yesterday, 17 June 2012, around 200 indigenous peoples from all around the world met at the Museu do Republica in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil, in order to discuss their own visions, concerns and expectations for Rio+20 and sustainable development in general in their Indigenous Peoples International Conference on Sustainable Development and Self-Determination. Indigenous peoples are the most affected by developments that affect the environment, as they are directly dependent on their natu...

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June 17 2012
The 20-22 of June 2012, The United Nations celebrates a World Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Indigenous peoples will participate as one of the "major groups" formalized by the Agenda 21 in the process. Apart from their active participation in the formal negotiations, where indigenous peoples will lobby for their 5 key messages, they have organised various events to take place before and during the official conference.

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June 17 2012
On 14 June, during the Interactive Dialogue Session at Rio + 20, the Indigenous Peoples Major Group, presented by Francisco Cali, International Indian Treaty Council, gave the following statement

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May 26 2012
UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference took place from 14-25 May in Germany; over the course of the conference, International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) raised many indigenous issues. In its statement to the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), IIPFCC made several recommendations, including the setting up of an Indigenous Peoples’ Expert Body as a technical advisor throughout UNFCCC programmes and increased participation of IPs in climate policy-making an...

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