Public review of UN-REDD Guidelines on Free, Prior and Informed Consent

These guidelines will be appended to the joint FCPF and UN-REDD Programme Guidelines on Stakeholder Engagement in REDD+ Readiness with a focus on Indigenous Peoples and other Forest Dependent Communities.

The aim of the Guidelines is to outline a normative, policy and operational framework for UN-REDD Programme partner countries to seek FPIC, as and when appropriate, as determined by the Programme partner country in consultation with relevant rights-holders. The Guidelines also provide clear definitions of the underlying elements of FPIC, information on grievance and accountability, and useful annexes elaborating important concepts and presenting useful tools and resources. The Guidelines were developed through a consultative process with indigenous peoples and civil society representatives via a series of regional consultations held between June 2010 and January 2011 in the 3 regions where the UN-REDD Programme is active: Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean. During these consultations, participants developed definitions and processes to operationalize FPIC for the UN-REDD Programme. Please direct all comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15 January 2012

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