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SUMMARY PAPER: Indigenous Peoples’ Priorities in the implementation of 2030 Agenda in the Asia Region

Asia- Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2016

Bangkok, April 3-5, 2016

Overcoming persistent marginalization of indigenous peoples to realize “leaving no one behind”

It is estimated by the United Nations that there are more than 370 million indigenous peoples globally. Around 2/3 of the total population of indigenous peoples are in Asia, making it the most culturally diverse region in the world. With rich traditional knowledge, heritage and through their sustainable natural resource management system, indigenous peoples can actively contribute to the sustainable development of their respective countries. However, indigenous peoples in Asia region are too often excluded from development efforts and their own concept of development is consistently undermined. Their lands, territories and resources were and are being expropriated for “national development” and for “conservation” without their consent. At the same time, basic social services such as education, health and livelihood support are not appropriately provided, compounding their further marginalization.  While the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) had noble objectives, indigenous peoples were made invisible although they comprise 5% of the global population but 15% of the poorest.

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SUMMARY PAPER: Indigenous Peoples’ Priorities in the implementation of 2030 Agenda in the Asia Region

Asia- Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2016

Bangkok, April 3-5, 2016

Overcoming persistent marginalization of indigenous peoples to realize “leaving no one behind”

It is estimated by the United Nations that there are more than 370 million indigenous peoples globally. Around 2/3 of the total population of indigenous peoples are in Asia, making it the most culturally diverse region in the world. With rich traditional knowledge, heritage and through their sustainable natural resource management system, indigenous peoples can actively contribute to the sustainable development of their respective countries. However, indigenous peoples in Asia region are too often excluded from development efforts and their own concept of development is consistently undermined. Their lands, territories and resources were and are being expropriated for “national development” and for “conservation” without their consent. At the same time, basic social services such as education, health and livelihood support are not appropriately provided, compounding their further marginalization.  While the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) had noble objectives, indigenous peoples were made invisible although they comprise 5% of the global population but 15% of the poorest.

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GAINING MOMENTUM: BUILDING ON OUR INITIATIVES AND STRENGTHS TOWARDS SECURING OUR RIGHTS TO FORESTLANDS AND RESOURCES, SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT LIVELIHOODS AND FOOD SECURITY

Statement Delivered During Asia Pacific Forestry Week 2016

February 26, 2016

Clark, Pampanga, Philippines

We, leaders of organizations of indigenous peoples, local forest based communities and enterprises and family smallholders in 16 countries in Asia thank the organizers of Asia Pacific Forestry Week 2016, as well as our apex organizations Asian Farmers Association (AFA), Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and network partner Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Program –Asia (NTFP-EP) , who brought us here , with the support of FAO Forest and Farm Facility, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Swedish Society for Conservation and Nature and Both Ends.

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Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Press Statement on the Occasion of International Day of Forests

we call on global support and solidarity to

Protect our Peoples and our land, territories and resources

For Immediate Release

21 March 2016

The home of the world’s remaining forests, the planet’s biodiversity and rivers are in indigenous peoples’ territories. However, rampant large-scale development projects without regard to the environment and the indigenous peoples inhabiting these, are threatening to wipe out population and extract resources.

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COP21 Statement of the UN Special Rapporteur: Removing Rights for Indigenous Peoples places Forests, Climate Plan at Risk

 

By Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigneous Peoples

 

The outcome of a fierce debate in play during negotiations in Paris today will determine whether the world succeeds in slowing the climate change that places all humanity at risk.

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