Indigenous Peoples’ Statement on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration
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The members of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force on ASEAN (IPTF), Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and other indigenous peoples organizations, express their extreme disappointment to the adopted version of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD).
In the statement on the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, they call on ASEAN Member Countries 1. To fulfill their human rights obligations in compliance to international standards and norms they have committed to which includes the UNDRIP; 2. To be transparent and inclusive by providing effective mechanisms and platforms for indigenous peoples and civil society to engage effectively on all matters that affect them; 3. To designate a focal person for indigenous peoples within the AICHR towards the establishment of a working group that would look into the issues, concerns and welfare of indigenous peoples in the region.