The CCMIN was established by Asia Indigenous Peoples' Pact together with its partner organisations as a channel for information dissemination and exchange at the local, national and regional levels on climate change issues relating to indigenous peoples. Through this monitoring and information network, AIPP hopes to facilitate greater sharing and access to information, and to contribute to awareness-raising and drawing of attention to the particular issues of indigenous peoples and climate change. This partnership endeavor pays special attention to Reducing Emission from De-forestation and Degradation (REDD) and Climate Change Adaptatioin.
Side event on REDD+ implementation: Legal and governance foundations, indigenous peoples’ rights and safeguards
Lakpa Nuri Sherpa of AIPP advocated for non-carbon benefits of forests; land rights; and recognition and protection of traditional land use, particularly shifting cultivation in REDD+. He called for additional guidance in safeguards information system and provided recommendations for REDD+ to be successful.
Indigenous leaders and allies call for the recognition and protection of indigenous peoples land use systems in forest management
December 15, 2014, Chiang Mai
The panelists of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) session “Indigenous peoples landscape approaches to forest conservation: Good practices and challenges for food security and livelihoods” in the Global Landscape Forum in Peru, Lima reaffirmed the findings of the AIPP research by sharing their experiences from Peru, Brazil, Tanzania and Myanmar. Mr. Lakpa Nuri Sherpa of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) facilitated the panel comprised of the representatives of CHIRAPAQ, Peru; PINGO-Forum; Promotion of Indigenous and Nature Together (POINT), Myanmar; the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); and the Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN). The session was organized on 6 Dec. 2014 during the UNFCCC COP20 in Lima, Peru. More than 35 participants attended the session.
Responding to the Failure of the House of Representatives and Government to Enact The Bill on the Recognition and Protection of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, 2009-2014
This failure is a continued denial of the rights of indigenous peoples through inaction, and encourages the deepening of already serious oppression and violations of the rights of indigenous peoples across Indonesia.
AMAN's Statement on World Conference of Indigenous Peoples Round Table 2: Implementing the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the national and local levels
World Conference on Indigenous Peoples
22-23 September 2014, UN Headquarter, New York
Round Table 2: Implementing the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the national and local level
Delivered by Rukka Sombolinggi
Thank You Chair,
On the theme of “ Implementing the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the national and local levels, Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN) welcome the WCIP Outcome Document particularly the paragraphs 3,7, 8, 20 and 21.
Statement of the Asia IP Caucus and the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP): Indigenous Priorities for the Post 2015 Development Agenda
High level Plenary Meeting of the 69th Session of UN General Assembly to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP)
September 22-23, 2014, UN Headquarters, New York
At the outset, we wish to express our deep dis-appointment over the very weak reference to indigenous peoples in the Outcome Document of the Open Working Group on the Sustainable Development Goals despite the recognition of indigenous peoples as a major group in this process and the sustained and active engagement of indigenous peoples representatives.
Shifting Cultivation: The cultural heritage of indigenous communities and the source of livelihoods and food security for many indigenous peoples in Asia
15 September 2014
Chiang Mai, Thailand: Indigenous peoples traditional land use systems, particularly shifting cultivation in most of the countries in Asia have long been contributing to the sustainable livelihoods; food security; sustainable natural resources management; and biodiversity conservation and enhancement. The traditional knowledge, cultural, spiritual and nutritional values attached to these livelihood systems demonstrate that they are not merely a technique of land use but their way of life. Most of the countries in Asia have adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) that guarantees the rights of indigenous peoples to continue their traditional land use systems. Despite this widespread adoption, there are policies on land use that consider shifting cultivation, as a driver of deforestation in many countries in Asia. These policies are damaging indigenous land use systems and have resulted in food insecurity, loss of biodiversity and traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples.
ASIA- PACIFIC STATEMENT: Meeting of Civil Society Organizations with the UN President of the General Assembly
Post 2015 Development Agenda
September 10, 2014, UN Headquarters, New York
Presented by Joan Carling, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
The Asia region holds 60% of the world’s population, including 2/3 of the world’s indigenous peoples, who are among the poorest of the world. Asia- Pacific is also expected to fuel economic growth and remains the most vulnerable to climate disasters.
Press Statement: AIPP calls on Asian states to support a strong outcome document of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP)
As the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) is going to take place prior to the UN General Assembly at the UN Headquarters on September 22-23, 2014, the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) appeals to the Asian States to support a strong Outcome Document for the WCIP. The objective of the WCIP is to have an action-oriented outcome for realization of the rights of indigenous peoples at the national and international levels in line with the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Right of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
Indonesia: nine government agencies have declared support for the recognition and protection of indigenous peoples’ rights in efforts to reduce deforestation
2 September, 2014
According to a recent press report, the nine main Indonesian government agencies concerned with lands and forests have declared their support for indigenous peoples’ rights. The Declaration was issued jointly on 1st September 2014 by the Coordinating Ministry of People’s Welfare, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Law and Human Rights, Ministry of Forestry, Ministry of the Environment, National Land Agency (BPN), the National Geospatial Information Agency, National Commission on Human Rights, and the national REDD+ Agency.