For immediate release 23 May 2012 Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), in a statement today, has called for urgent decisive actions within human rights framework to uphold inclusive democracy and peace based on social justice for resolution to
The continuous discrimination against indigenous peoples, drastic changes in their environment, the systematic violation of their rights and the exclusion from decisions that affect their future, have traumatic individual and collective
Indigenous peoples in Uganda include the traditional hunter/gatherer Batwa communities, also known as Twa, and the Benet and pastoralist groups such as the Karamojong and the Ik. They are not specifically recognized as indigenous peoples by the
Tuvalu voted to separate from the Gilbert Islands in 1974. On 1 October 1978, the island nation became independent. Tuvalu became a member of the United Nations in 2000. The four reef islands and five atolls, consisting of a mere 26 sq. kilometres,
Tanzania is estimated to have a total of 125 – 130 ethnic groups, falling mainly into the four categories of Bantu, Cushite, Nilo-Hamite and San. While there may be more ethnic groups that identify themselves as indigenous peoples, four groups have
South Africa’s total population is around 50 million, with the indigenous groups comprising just over 1%. The various First Indigenous Peoples groups in South Africa are collectively known as Khoe-San, comprising the San people and the Khoekhoe.
The Republic of Congo covers an area of some 342,000 km2. It has an estimated forest cover of 22,471,271 hectares (or approx. 2/3 of its total area) and a deforestation rate of 0.08%.
A 2007 estimate put the Congolese population at 3.8 million
The indigenous peoples of Namibia represent some 8% of the national population. It is generally accepted that the San (Bushmen), who number between 32,000 and 38,000,1 are indigenous to the country. There are six different San groups in Namibia,
The Amazigh (Berber) peoples are the indigenous peoples of North Africa. The most recent census in Morocco (2006) estimated the number of Amazigh speakers to be 28% of the population. However, the Amazigh associations strongly challenge this and
In Kenya, the peoples who identify with the indigenous movement are mainly pastoralists and hunter-gatherers as well as a number of small farming communities.1 Pastoralists are estimated to comprise 25% of the national population, while the
Ka Pae Aina o Hawaii(the Hawaiian Archipelago) is made up of 137 islands, reefs and shoals, stretching 1,523 miles south-east to north-west and consisting of a total land area of approximately 6,425 square miles. Kanaka Maoli, the indigenous people of
Guåhan (meaning “we have”), more commonly known as Guam, is the largest and southernmost island in the Mariana Islands archipelago, encompassing approximately 212 square miles. The Chamorus1 came to the Marianas over 4,000 years ago. Since 1521,
Indigenous Peoples is the term accepted by the government and civil society organisations when referring to the Pygmy people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
The Pygmy presence pre-dates that of other ethnic groups and they represent a
Among Cameroon’s more than 17 million inhabitants, some communities self-identify as indigenous. These include the hunter/gatherers (Pygmies), the Mbororo pastoralists and the Kirdi mountain communities.
Burkina Faso has a population of 14,017,262 (4th General Census of Population and Housing, December 2006) comprising some 60 different ethnic groups. The indigenous peoples include the pastoralist Peul (also called the fulbe duroobe egga hoɗɗaaɓe,
The Amazigh are the indigenous people of Algeria. They have been present in these territories since ancient times, but the government, does not recognise their indigenous status.
There are no official statistics concerning their number, but based
With regard to "impartiality", "fairness" and "transparency" (also referred to in article 27 of the UNDRIP), there are challenges, on account of the dictatorial and discriminatory attitude of the non-indigenous chairperson of the CHT Land
Indigenous peoples in Ethiopia include the pastoralists and the hunter/gatherers.1 Pastoralism in Ethiopia constitutes a unique and important way of life for close to 10 million of the country’s total estimated population of 80 million.2
Indigenous Peoples representing 15 organizations from six ASEAN countries and other support organizations under the banner of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force on ASEAN (IPTF-ASEAN) have expressed their disappointment and condemnation for not
Four workshops organized by civil society organizations were forced late last night to move their workshops to La Palaranda hotel, away from the main venue of the ASEAN Civil Society Conference (ACSC)/ASEAN People’s Forum (APF), the Lucky Star
CIEL and Earthjustice, working closely with Maldives, Costa Rica and Switzerland, obtained from the UN Human Rights Council a resolution on Human Rights & Environment that establishes an Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment. This Council
CERD has implemented important recommendations for action made by Indigenous Peoples and civil society in the Concluding Observations made in related to its recent review of Canada . The Commission received more than 20 submissions from indigenous peoples
From 18 to 20 January 2012 the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues held a conference entitled "Combating violence against indigenous women and girls: Article 22 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Last year, the German Ministry for International Cooperation (BMZ) adopted a new Human Rights Policy. The new policy is mandatory and includes a requirement for free, prior and informed consent for indigenous peoples and local communities.
FINAL STATEMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS FORUM AT WIPO WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANISATION Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and FolkloreTwentieth Session, Geneva, February 14 to
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