Environmental Defenders Policy of the UN Environment Programme

The Environmental Defenders Policy promotes greater protection for individuals and groups who are defending their environmental rights and identifies solutions to mitigate the abuse of environmental rights which affects a growing number of people in many parts of the world. UN Environment seeks to support the upholding of environmental rights and opposes the growing wave of violence against environmental defenders as well as the prevailing impunity with which these acts are being committed. Click to access in different six languages. 

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Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Foundation organized its 4th Adaptation Learning Highway in the Philippines

Shared Commonalities and Lessons

As part of the ongoing partnership between Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) Foundation and MISEREOR on “Building the Resiliency of Indigenous Communities on Climate Change Adaptation,” the 4th Adaptation Learning Highway (ALH) was held in the Philippines on March 17-19, 2018. The community visits and interaction with indigenous communities of the Philippines provided the indigenous peoples’ and government representatives from Thailand, the Philippines, and Nepal productive sessions of exchange of knowledge and experiences where they gained common insights and lessons about adaptation in the face of climate change. Host organization Cordillera Disaster Response and Development Services Inc. (CorDisRDS) facilitated the travel to the communities of Kayan in Tadian and in Sagada, Mt. Province.

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The Statement from the Indigenous Peoples’ Major Group, The Third UN Assembly on The Environment

UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi Kenya Dec. 4-6, 2017
Indigenous peoples have always regarded our health and wellbeing as intrinsically linked to our natural environment. We have thereby nurtured our territories not only for our health and wellbeing but also for our culture, collective survival and that of the future generation. Please, open the attachment to read the full statement 

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Stand up for Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)* for Human Rights Day 2017

Despite the adoption of Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948, violations against human rights remain unabated and for indigenous peoples, we continue to face the systemic, structural and cultural barriers. Our rights were finally recognized through the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in 2007 after more than half a century after the adoption of UDHR. Please, open the attachment to read the full statement 

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Statement from the Indigenous Peoples’ Major Group, The Third UN Assembly on the Environment

UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi Kenya Dec. 4-6, 2017
Indigenous peoples have always regarded our health and wellbeing as intrinsically linked to our natural environment. We have thereby nurtured our territories not only for our health and wellbeing but also for our culture, collective survival and that of the future generation. Please, open the attachment to read the full statememt

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Download this file (IPMG  Statement for UNEA 3-final .pdf)Statement of the IPMG [Statement from the Indigenous Peoples Major Group in the Third UN Environment Assembly ]268 kB
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