Anywaa Survival Organisation-ASO updates on the state of land grabbing, human rights and conflicts in Ethiopia published by farmland grabs. Ethiopian farmlands and water reserves have become centres of land grabbing, forcing tens of thousands of
In December 2011, the Tumpoun people became one of the first three communities in Cambodia to receive land titles for their territory, under a pilot scheme initiated by the Cambodian Government.
Land gabbing is happening at a large scale in Ethiopia, among others through leasing out huge tracts of land to foreign investors. The government of Ethiopia claims that this will bring development, improved food security and employment to the
The NGO Committee on the Status of Women, NY (NGO/CSW/NY), one of three women's committees of CoNGO that advocates for women's rights and gender equality, is proud to announce the 2012 NGO CSW Woman of Distinction awardee. Ms. Mirna Cunningham
Last Friday and Saturday, around 30 indigenous peoples’ representatives and invited UN experts met in Copenhagen to brainstorm about how best to secure indigenous peoples' full participation in the planning and celebration of the 2014 UN World
The meeting is organized by the Greenland Self Rule Representation in Copenhagen, the Sami Parliament of Norway and the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, IWGIA. The world will assess the implementation of indigenous rights UN World
The World Heritage Convention (“Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage”) is an international treaty adopted by UNESCO’s General Conference in 1972. With 188 States Parties as of November 2011, it is today one
"UNESCO's Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention, as well as IUCN's internal procedures as an Advisory Body to the World Heritage Committee, are inadequate for fulfilling the requirements of UNDRIP and the
Police attacked on peaceful demonstration of indigenous students against UNDP’s cultural diversity festival in Dhaka, Bangladeh. A total of 9 students were arrested and at least 9 student including 2 girls were injured in this attack.
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.
This sensational statement by the Deputy General Manager and Chief Engineer of "Lenhydroproject" was included in his lecture on hydropower, on November 17 as shown on the Russian TV channel "Kultura". Indigenous residents of Evenkia, local
The focus of his visit will be to review implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in this country. He will also follow-up on information submitted for his current thematic study on the impact of
This new “Program for Results (P4R)” is going forward with no consultation with indigenous peoples. If the current proposal is adopted, the World Bank could fund new development programs with virtually no protections for indigenous peoples and
November 14, 2011 As organizations concerned for the human rights and well-being of Indigenous peoples, we are calling on the Government of Canada to honour the standards in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which Canada
During its last Ordinary Session held from the 24 October to the 5 November 2011, in Banjul, The Gambia, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights adopted a resolution on the protection of indigenous peoples’ rights in the context of the
Tanzania's remaining hunter-gatherer tribe has won a “great victory” after acquiring a certificate of customary rights of occupancy (CCRO) they fought for 50 years to protect their communal land.
On October 24, 2011, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (the Observatory) released its 14th Annual Report on the situation of human rights defenders. While the revolutions that took place in the Arab world in 2011 reminded the
On Monday 17th October, federal judge Selene Maria de Almeida voted in a landmark opinion in Brazilian courts that the Belo Monte Dam licenses are illegal and must be cancelled due to what is now widely-accepted evidence that the Brazilian
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The human rights situation of indigenous peoples has, since 2000, been on the agenda of the African Commission. Indigenous representatives’ participation in the sessions, and the activities of the African Commission’s Working Group on Indigenous
“UN Human Rights Mechanisms raises violations of human rights for pastoralists and hunter-gatherers” On the 3rd of October 2011, Tanzania was for the first time reviewed under Universal Periodic Review (UPR), which is a new mechanism under the
The livelihood and cultural identity of four Saami reindeer herders in the Nellim area in northern Finland is threatened by a decision by the Ivalo reindeer co-operative implying that essentially the entire herd of the Nellim group should be
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