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Posts Tagged ‘Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact’ (2 found)

PHILIPPINES: Indigenous peoples’ organizations across Asia call for immediate end to continued killings and abuses of Lumads in Mindanao

20 October 2015 – More than seventy indigenous peoples’ organizations across Asia are calling for an end to the continued killings of and other abuses against Lumads in Mindanao in their joint letter of appeal letter to President Benigno Aquino III after another Lumad leader was killed last September. These organizations also call for an independent and transparent investigation on the roles and accountability of both the paramilitary forces and the Philippine Army in the violence against the Lumads who are the indigenous peoples of southern Philippines in the island of Mindanao […]

October 20, 2015  •  By Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Press Release: World Bank Moves to Undermine the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

In an unprecedented move, the World Bank will be proposing that governments could ‘opt-out’ of requirements designed to protect indigenous peoples from unintended and negative consequences from development activities funded by the multilateral lender. In a leaked draft of new environmental and social standards to be considered for public consultation by a committee of the World Bank Executive Board on 30th of July, language has been included that would allow governments to disregard their existing obligations to indigenous peoples […]

July 30, 2014  •  By Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and Forest Peoples Programme  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤