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Niger and uranium - call for greater transparency
13 Aug 2014

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Tuareg leader speaks at UN side event on human rights and international duties regarding Mali
10 Jul 2014

Geneva, Switzerland – 08 July 2014

Palais des Nations

IPACC hosted a si ...

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IPACC addresses EMRIP 7 on Disaster risk reduction
9 Jul 2014

Statement on EMRIP Agenda It ...

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IPACC addresses 7th session of Expert Mechanism on Rights of Indigenous Peoples
7 Jul 2014

Geneva, Switzerland

 

Mr. Joseph Itongwa, IPACC Executive Committee member and Director of the Goma-based Programme for the In ...

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Botswana accepts San as indigenous to the Okavango Delta during World Heritage site nomination
25 Jun 2014

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UNESCO World Heritage Committee 38 discusses Virunga National Park
17 Jun 2014

Doha, Qatar 

 

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee's 38th session is meeting in Doha, Qatar. One of the key issues for Af ...

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Major breakthrough for indigenous peoples rights in Kenya
25 Mar 2014
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Indigenous leaders and national Presidents meet in Congo - support UN World Conference
24 Mar 2014

We, the Indigenous People of the ECCAS region, participants of the International Forum o ...

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IPACC and LAC launch Special Rapporteur's report in Windhoek
12 Feb 2014

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IPACC prepares for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples
11 Feb 2014

IPACC report ...

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IPACC works with UNFCCC on traditional knowledge and gender rights in climate adaptation
11 Feb 2014

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MEFP denounces horrific killings of staff and families in CAR
24 Jan 2014

Bangui, CAR

23 January 2014

 

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Sengwer evicted from Embobut forest by Kenya Forest Service - UN responds
17 Jan 2014

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OGIEK PEOPLE'S PRESS STATEMENT
16 Jan 2014

The following is a pre ...

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IPACC tackles mining at WILD 10
17 Oct 2013

Salamanca, Spain

 

IPACC sent two delegates to the WILD 10 wilderness conservation congress in Salamanca Spain. The Vice-Sulta ...

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San leaders endorse World Heritage Site nomination in the Okavango Delta
3 Sep 2013

Shakawe, Botswana

26-27 August 2013

 

San leaders and elders have endorsed the Botswana national nomination of the Oka ...

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IPACC supports African Food Sovereignty Alliance
19 Aug 2013

Ali Aiishatu, an indigenous M'bororo woman from northern Cameroon and ...

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Conservation International invites East African internship applications
7 Aug 2013

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IPACC asks EMRIP to study Peace & Security
12 Jul 2013

Geneva, Switzerland,

There was a debate in the indigenous caucus about a new thematic study topic for the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of ...

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IPACC convenes African Caucus at EMRIP 6 - World Conference & New Study Proposal
9 Jul 2013

Geneva, Switzerland

08 July 2013

 

IPACC member organisations gathered in Room 23 of the Palais des Nations in Geneva, ...

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IPACC comments on the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples at EMRIP
8 Jul 2013

Geneva, Switzerland

07 July 2013

 

IPACC's Chairperson, Honorable Vital Bambanze has made the following submission to ...

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IPACC releases statement concerning the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples
11 Jun 2013

As indigenous leaders from across the globe wind up their consultations in Alta, Norway, the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee ha ...

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IPACC address to the 12th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
11 Jun 2013

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Ditswhanelo statement on threat of evictions to San in Central Kalahari
4 Jun 2013

Gabarone, Botswana

30 May 2013

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African indigenous and local peoples make a statement at WIN
31 May 2013

Darwin, Australia

On the occasion of the first World Indigen ...

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IPACC Executive leaders gather in Addis to prepare action plan
17 Apr 2013

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

Fifteen of IPACC's newly elected Executive Committee members gathered for a week in Addis Ababa to set ...

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IPACC facilitates global indigenous dialogue on climate adaptation at COP18
18 Dec 2012

 

Lunchtime Adaptation Hub dialogue:

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UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples visits Namibia 2012
18 Dec 2012

UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples visits Namibia
20-28 September 2012
By Joram J&u ...

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OPDP celebrates Ogiek cultural day in Nakuru, Kenya
17 Dec 2012

 

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IPACC leaders lobby for pastoralist knowledge in national adaptation planning
2 Dec 2012

 

Doha, Qatar

2 December 2012

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IPACC announces its newly elected Executive Committee
9 Sep 2012

Cape Town, South Africa

 

The Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee (IPACC) has completed its 7th democratic ele ...

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Pastoralists gather in southern Chad for mapping project
16 Aug 2012

 

Baïbokoum, Chad

31 July to 11 August 2012, the Association d ...

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Preparatory Indigenous Caucus Meeting- Sunday 8th of July ahead of the 5th Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous People (EMRIP)
8 Jul 2012

 

In order to prepa ...
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Final meeting of current IPACC Executive - clearing the way for new elections
15 Jun 2012

Bujumbura, Burundi

Members of the current IPACC Executive Meeting met for two days in Bujumbura, Burundi to review their last three years a ...

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South African indigenous leader Dawid Kruiper dies in the Kalahari
15 Jun 2012

Upington, South Africa

 

One of Southern Africa's best known indigenous leaders, Dawid !Gam!gaub Kruiper has died from complic ...

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Mbororo of Cameroon address United Nations on human rights
18 May 2012

 

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African indigenous leaders speak to Special Rapporteur on serious human rights issues in Africa
17 May 2012

New York City

 

Members of IPACC met with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous ...

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Africans speak on 5th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
17 May 2012

 

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Indigenous delegates meet with State focal points on Rule of Law initiative
15 May 2012

New York City,

 

On the margin of the 11th UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the Open Society Initiative (OSI) organise ...

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IPACC statement to 11th PF on Food and Food Security in Africa
14 May 2012

African ...

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IPACC statement on violence against indigenous women and girls
10 May 2012

African ...

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IPACC and African Caucus statement on World Intellectual Property Association
10 May 2012

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IPACC statement to the 11th UNPFII on the Doctrine of Discovery
8 May 2012

 

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Tuareg members in Algeria report army shelling in Djanet
10 Apr 2012

Djanet, Algeria

 

Tuareg community organisations reported that the Algerian military have been firing mortars near the oasis s ...

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Obituary: |Una Katriena Kassie Rooi - South African San language speaker dies
14 Mar 2012

Upington, South Africa

 

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Amnesty International calls on Mali to stop bombing Tuareg civilians in Kidal
24 Feb 2012

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Tuareg Sultan of Aïr dies in Agadez, Niger
21 Feb 2012

Agadez, Niger

21 February 2012

One of the Tuareg world's most important spiritual and political leaders, his excellency the Sultan ...

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African indigenous peoples participate in CBD workshop on PA governance
8 Feb 2012

Somerset West, South Africa

 

From 30 January to 3 February 2012, the Convention on Biological Diversity ran a workshop on the ...

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IPACC report back on COP 17
26 Jan 2012

IPACC committed resources to help indigenous peoples in Africa advocate for their rights and recognition during the 2011 UN Framework Convention on ...

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Indigenous leaders meet in Copenhagen for world summit planning
16 Jan 2012

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IPACC satisfied with its lobbying - while COP ends with difficult last minute deals
10 Dec 2011

 

Durban, South Africa

9 December 2011

IPACC leaders intensified ...

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IPACC delegates intensify lobbying on human rights safeguards
7 Dec 2011

Durban, South Africa

UNFCCC, 17th Conference of Parties

 

IPACC members active at the COP17 climate summit in Durban m ...

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Meteorologists need to listen more to pastoralists
3 Dec 2011

 

Durban, South Africa

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Indigenous leaders and Ministers agree on climate adaptation priorities
16 Nov 2011

N'Djamena Chad

 

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IPACC leaders make statement to IUCN East & Regional Conservation Forum
21 Sep 2011

Johannesburg, South Africa

21 September 2011

 

Indigenous leaders from South Africa and Kenya attended the Internation ...

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UN Body Calls for Suspension of Gibe III Dam to Protect World Heritage
26 Jul 2011

By Peter Bosshard
July 22, 2011
www.internationalrivers.org/en/node/6772

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US Congressional investigation into African indigenous peoples
20 Jun 2011

 

   
 
East African Legislative Assembly prepares resolution on Nagoya Protocol
10 Jun 2011

UN CBD COMMUNIQUÉ 

East African Legislative Assembly prepares resolution on Nagoya Protocol  

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Side-event on Adaptation and African Pastoralism at UNFCC in Bonn, Germany
9 Jun 2011

Tonight IPACC and UNESCO are organizing a side-event at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCC) in Bonn, Germany on Adaptation and Afr ...

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Indigenous leaders join hands with African religious leaders on climate justice
8 Jun 2011

Nairobi, Kenya

 

Yiaku- Laikipia Maasai leaders address a major conference of African religious leaders on the importance of c ...

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PF makes recommendation on World Heritage rights
1 Jun 2011

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Water rights - conflict between customary and 'modern' rights in Africa
24 May 2011

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Press Conference on Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples
18 May 2011

UNPFII, New York City

Several experts on global indigenous issues were meeting the press in the first week of the UN Permanent Forum o ...

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Africans prepare for 10th Permanent Forum
15 May 2011

 

New York City

The African indigenous peop ...

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Kenyan takes up seat at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
12 May 2011

 

   
 
New threats to Saharan biodiversity and indigenous peoples
21 Mar 2011

Agadez, Niger

The Guardian newspaper reported last week that a UN Convention on Combatting Desertification (UNCCD) conference in Bonn has a ...

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IPACC leaders set climate and human rights goals for 2011
10 Mar 2011

Fishhoek, Cape Town, South Africa

IPACC's Management Committee met for three days in the Cape Town suburb of Fishhoek to map out their prio ...

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Indigenous and Religious Leaders in Africa seek climate justice
7 Mar 2011

Cape Town; 7 March 2011

 

Members of the IPACC management team met with Anglican Bishop Geoff Davies to discuss their shared i ...

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South Africa's top climate civil servant quits ahead of COP17
24 Feb 2011

As African civil society mobilises itself for the 17th Conference of Parties (COP17) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, there came t ...

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Khwe community activist dies, Southern Africa mourns
24 Feb 2011

Posted by the IRDNC, Namibia

Yesterday, on 22 February, Namibia’s CBNRM programme lost one of its most honourable local champions. Si ...

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South Africa announces COP17 will be in Durban
11 Nov 2010

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Nomadism is good for climate adaptation
20 Oct 2010

Nagoya, Japan

Ms Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, a member of the IPACC Executive Committee and Mbororo pastoralist leader from Chad gave a presenta ...

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IPACC engages with CBD over 'bushmeat' and sustainable natural resource use
19 Oct 2010

Nagoya, Japan

 

IPACC members from across Africa have arrived in Nagoya, Japan for the 10th Conference of Parties of the UN Co ...

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Law on Indigenous People's Rights Coming
18 Oct 2010

By: TILENI MONGUDHI

NAMIBIA will soon draft legislation on protecting the rights of indigenous people and marginalised communit ...

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Indigenous leaders gather in Fougamou, Gabon
1 Oct 2010

Fougamou, Gabon

 

Indigenous leaders and activists from across Central Africa gathered in Fougamou, Gabon, on the banks of the ...

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Indigenous presence in new Kenya Constitution
7 Sep 2010

Simat praises Indigenous presence in new Kenya Constitution

Despite their global renown, the Maasai have seldom been at ...

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UN Launches Decade-Long Efforts to Tackle Desertification
18 Aug 2010

Fortaleza, Brazil/Nairobi, Kenya, 16 Aug 2010 - The United Nations is launching the Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification (2010- ...

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La voix africaine au troisième séance du MEDPA
16 Jul 2010
Genève, Suisse 15 juillet 2010 RECOMMANDATIONS DU CAUCUS AFRICAIN RELATIVES AU POINT 5 - LA MISE EN APPLICATION DE LA DECLARATION ONU SUR LES DR ...
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IPACC considers recognition of indigenous occupation registration
16 Jul 2010
Geneva Switzerland 15 July 2010 IPACC delegates from North, West, Central and Southern Africa met with staff of the International Labour Office to ...
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Recommendations by the African indigenous peoples' caucus to the Global indigenous caucus
14 Jul 2010
3rd EMRIP meeting Geneva, Switzerland 14 July 2010 by Joseph Itongwa, DRC The African indigenous peoples caucus made the following recommendati ...
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IPACC delegates work with 3rd session of EMRIP
14 Jul 2010
Geneva, Switzerland 14 July 2010>br> The Human Rights Council special advisory body, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRI ...
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Indigenous peoples' preparations for Rio+20 get underway in Nairobi
29 May 2010
Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, May 18, 2010 IPACC delegates to the CBD SBSTTA 14 took time out to meet with the UNEP Major Groups and Stakeholders Branch ...
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IPACC nominates representatives to the Global Forest Coalition
28 May 2010
Nairobi, Kenya During its Executive Committee meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, IPACC nominated two delegates to represent the African indigenous peoples ...
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Indigenous peoples make progress at the UN CBD technical meeting
28 May 2010
Nairobi, Kenya Delegates from across the IPACC network attended the Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) 14th Subsidiary Body on Scientific, ...
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Kanyinke Sena named to UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
29 Apr 2010
New York City, United Nations Headquarters 29 April 2010 The President of the United Naitons Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), His Excellenc ...
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UNPFII 9th session: Statement by Fatima Mohamed (Sudan) on behalf of the Ethiopian World Federation
29 Apr 2010
UNPFII 9th session: Statement by Fatima Mohamed on behalf of the Ethiopian World Federation Ethiopian world federation International 501(C)(4) NGO I ...
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UNPFII 9th session: Statement by Hindoou O. Ibrahim: CLIMATE CHANGE IN AFRICA
28 Apr 2010
Ninth Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 04/26/2010 CLIMATE CHANGE IN AFRICA Mr. Chairman: In Africa, Indigenous Peoples make ...
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UNPFII 9th session: Declaration de Dr. Handaine Mohamed, Président de la confédération des associations amazighes du sud marocain
28 Apr 2010
28 Apr 2010 Instance Permanent sur les questions autochtones Neuvième session New York, 19-30 avril 2010 Point 7 Monsieur le président Au nom d ...
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New Members of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2011-2013
28 Apr 2010
We are proud to present the list of new members of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues which has been announced by the ECOSOC today. We are pa ...
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UNPFII 9th session: Statement by Laetitia Zobel/UNEP on issues in the Mau Forest Complex concerning the Ogiek
28 Apr 2010
Statement at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at its 9th Session (28 April 2010) This report provides information on the support provided ...
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UNPFII 9th session: Statement by the African Caucus
22 Apr 2010
Honorable Chairman, Members of the UN Permanent Forum, distinguished representatives of Indigenous Peoples, sisters and brothers here today. First we ...
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UNPFII 9th session: Statement by Rahamatu M. Sali (Cameroon) On Behalf of the Mbororo Social and Cultural Development Association (MBOSCUDA)
22 Apr 2010
9th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples New York, USA 19th to 30th April 2010 By Rahamatu M. Sali On Behalf of the ...
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UNPFII 9th session: Statement by Latifa Douch (Tamaynut, Morocco)
22 Apr 2010
Déclaration de : Item 4 – Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Monsieur le président, Distingués ex ...
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Central African Republic ratifies ILO 169
20 Apr 2010
''ILO Convention No. 169 is based on the recognition of indigenous and tribal peoples’ aspirations to exercise control over their own institutions, ...
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UNPFII 9th session opened
19 Apr 2010
The 9th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues has been opened. Statements made at the Ninth Session compiled by doCip can be found ...
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IPACC leaders struggle to get to New York for UNPFII
19 Apr 2010
A number of IPACC leaders are stuck in various cities on their way to New York City for the 9th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues ...
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NGOs Launch Campaign to Stop Man-Made Disaster in Ethiopia
23 Mar 2010
International NGOs are calling for the halt of the destructive Gibe 3 Dam on Ethiopia's Omo River. The dam threatens the land and livelihoods of 500,0 ...
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Pyagbara appointed as new indigenous peoples focal point at GEF
8 Mar 2010
Uyo, Nigeria. Mr. Legborsi Saro Pyagbara, International Advocacy Officer of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP), was appointed ...
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Major Groups and Stakeholders Key Messages to Ministers
24 Feb 2010
Major Groups and Stakeholders Key Messages to Ministers at the 11th GC/GMEF, Bali, 23 February 2010 All 9 Major Groups, Business and Industry, C ...
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Kenya: Landmark Ruling on Indigenous Land Rights
17 Feb 2010
African Human Rights Commission Condemns Expulsion of Endorois People for Tourism Development (New York, February 4, 2010) – A ruling by the ...
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IIPFCC Press Release
15 Dec 2009
International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) Press Release Monday, December 14, 2009 Indigenous Peoples Achieve Majo ...
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COP15 gets hot in Copenhagen
14 Dec 2009
Climate talks suspended from OneWorld UK on Dec 14, 2009 0 comments Copenhagen, Africa, COP15 African countries pulled the emergency cord in C ...
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IPACC reviews first week at COP15
14 Dec 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen buzzed with politics, negotiations, protests, music and prayers all weekend at the mid-point of the UN Climate negotia ...
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REDD an important opportunity for forest-based indigenous peoples in Africa
10 Dec 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark 10 December 2009 Kanyinke Sena, IPACC's spokesperson on Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+), told a pane ...
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IIPFCC statement on shared vision
10 Dec 2009
International Indigenous Peoples’ Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) Copenhagen, 7 December 2009 Statement on Shared Vision under AWG LCA Delivered by ...
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Dramatic African Civil Society meeting with diplomats in Copenhagen
9 Dec 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark 8 December 2009 A rushed meeting of the African civil society networks with African diplomats and Parliamentarians was full of i ...
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Natural Solutions: IUCN, World Bank, WWF and UNDP want to see indigenous security rooted in Protected Areas conservation
8 Dec 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark, The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), joined member organisations the Nature Conservancy, WWF and two ...
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Africa at COP15
7 Dec 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark, Indigenous delegates from across Africa have arrived in Copenhagen for the 15th Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Conve ...
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ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SOVEREIGNTY IN AFRICA (ASFA)
6 Dec 2009
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday 06 December 2009 Africa's stance on UNFCC Climate Change Negotiations at Copenhagen ALLIANCE FOR FOOD SOVEREIGNTY IN AF ...
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Indigenous delegates to UN talks in Copenhagen debut video evidence, accounts of climate change
6 Dec 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark December 3rd, 2009 A delegation of more than 20 indigenous teens, women, elders and shamen heading to historic Copenhagen clima ...
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IPACC takes responsibility for the UNEP Major Group coordination for indigenous peoples
4 Dec 2009
Nairobi, Kenya Regional indigenous peoples' networks have supported IPACC to take over the coordination of the United Nations Environmental Programm ...
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CI strengthens partnerships with Indigenous Peoples
6 Nov 2009
Washington, DC To show its commitment to the rights of Indigenous Peoples in conservation, Conservation International, one of the leading global en ...
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Afrol reports on African boycott at Climate negotiations
4 Nov 2009
Africa plays it tough at climate talks afrol News, 3 November - The group of African countries won a major diplomatic victory at the UN climate ...
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Indigenous forest leaders prepare for COP15
2 Nov 2009
Bujumbura, Burundi 27 October 2009 Indigenous African leaders from East and Central Africa met in Bujumbura, Burundi to finalise a joint strategy ...
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World Bank funded workshop on REDD ends positively in Libreville, Gabon
7 Oct 2009
Libreville, Gabon September 30, 2009 Indigenous and civil society delegates attended a 2 day workshop on Gabon's preparatory programme on REDD (Re ...
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Indigenous and local peoples around Waka National Park move toward self-organisation
7 Oct 2009
Ikobey, Ngounié Province, Gabon 5 October 2009 Eghaba massif, Ebandja meeting hall, Bonguema massif, Support Each Other - these are the names of ne ...
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Sahara floods as World Climate Conference 3 adopts Global Framework
6 Sep 2009
Geneva, Switzerland 2 September 2009 As the World Climate Conference 3 drew to the close of its High-Level session in Geneva, Switzerland, news ser ...
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Indigenous women speak up for rights at Climate Conference
1 Sep 2009
Geneva, Switerland 1 September 2009 IPACC's representatives to the World Climate Conference 3 took the floor to promote awareness about the vulnerab ...
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World Climate Conference 3 gets underway in Geneva
31 Aug 2009
Geneva, Switzerland 31 August 2009 Today marks the opening of the World Climate Conference 3, a major exercise to define an international agreemen ...
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afrol News reports on Niger's growing political crisis
3 Aug 2009
afrol News service, an independent online news agency in Africa, has published the following report about the Nigerien President's efforts to change t ...
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Afrol reports on new UN concerns about CAR and Chad
29 Jul 2009
Afrol news, an independent online news agency in Africa has published the following report about UN observations on the instability and humanitarian c ...
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IPACC Executive elects its new leadership
25 Jul 2009
Bamako, Mali Following the five day conference on human rights of indigenous peoples in Bamako, Mali, the newly elected Executive Committee prefor ...
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IPACC Congress in Mali finishes with commitment to human rights in Africa
25 Jul 2009
Bamako, Mali Mr Coulibaly Fakoroba of the High Council of Territorial Communities of the Republic of Mali closed the five day IPACC congress on the ...
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Indigenous African leaders gather to strategise on human rights in Mali
23 Jul 2009
Bamako, Mali Twenty-eight indigenous leaders from fifteen African countries have gathered on the banks of the great Niger river to develop a strate ...
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Cybertracker Workshop in Windhoek
6 Jul 2009
On May 19th-20th, 2009, delegates from Namibia participated in a two-day workshop in Windhoek on formalization of tracking certifications in Namibia, ...
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Update from the Sengwer Indigenous Development Project
24 Jun 2009
June 24th, 2009 – The Sengwer Indigenous Development Project reports that the Sengwer indigenous community has been rebuffed in some community members ...
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CCBA developing voluntary national REDD standards
7 May 2009
After developing the voluntary Climate, Community and Biodiversity (CCB) standards to provide international social and biodiversity safeguards for RED ...
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Indigenous Peoples Global Summit on Climate release the Anchorage Declaration
28 Apr 2009
Anchorage Alaska 24 April 2009 From 20-24 April, 2009, Indigenous representatives from the Arctic, North America, Asia, Pacific, Latin America, ...
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Climate change concerns unites the World's indigenous peoples at Global Summit in Anchorage, Alaska
24 Apr 2009
by Ibrahim Njobdi, Bororo journalist, Cameroon and other news sources Anchorage Alaska Thursday, 23 April 2009 Indigenous groups all over the ...
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New IPACC Executive Committee election results announced
20 Apr 2009
Cape Town, South Africa 20 April 2009 A distinguished human rights activist in South Africa has pronounced IPACC's elections to have been conducted i ...
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IPACC winds up week at Climate Talks with recommendations and dialogue with Bolivian Minister
5 Apr 2009
Bonn, Germany 4 April 2009 The IPACC delegation to the UN Climate talks wrapped up its work this weekend. Highlights included a meeting between indi ...
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Indigenous delegation and civil society meet with FCCC Executive Director in Bonn
2 Apr 2009
Bonn, Germany UN Climate negotiations 2 April 2009 Indigenous activists from Africa, Latin America and Asia joined other civil society organisations ...
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IPACC launches technology and traditional knowledge report for UNFCCC meeting
30 Mar 2009
Cape Town 30 March 2009 IPACC has released an early draft of its report on the link between information communication technology (ICTs) and traditio ...
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Traditional Knowledge & ecosystems start getting discussed by UN Climate meeting
30 Mar 2009
Bonn, Germany 30 March 2009 IPACC delegates from Mali and Chad have come to Bonn to follow up on the UN's climate negotations. Indigenous peoples fr ...
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Amnesty International hosts IPACC briefing on indigenous rights and climate justice issues
28 Mar 2009
London, United Kingdom 28 March 2009 Amnesty International and the Gaia Foundation coordinated to host a meeting of NGOs interested in indigenous peo ...
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Arctic peoples must be consulted on adaptation to warming, says UN-backed group
16 Mar 2009
13 March 2009 – Indigenous Arctic peoples must be consulted on ways to preserve their ways of life and boost employment opportunities as the northern ...
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Plant workshop winds up in Botswana with resolve to create a regional network
10 Mar 2009
Indigenous San and Nama plant specialists gathered at Dqae Qare San guest farm in the Central Kalahari desert to share experiences and needs in relati ...
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REDD offers more opportunities than risks - Kanyinke Sena
25 Feb 2009
Ogiek activist and IPACC's leading specialist on REDD spoke to the media today in Cape Town about the opportunities and risks associated with carbon f ...
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UN Commission on Sustainable Development seeks integrated approach to multiple global crises
25 Feb 2009
Commission on Sustainable Development seeks integrated approach to multiple global crises, in preparatory session, 23-27 February Source: United Natio ...
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IPACC delegates arrive in Cape Town for REDD advocacy training
23 Feb 2009
Indigenous delegates from Congo Republic, DR Congo, Gabon, Burundi, Uganda, Namibia, South Africa and Kenya have arrived in Cape Town for an intensive ...
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Victory for indigenous peoples against Uranium mining in Canada
14 Dec 2008
IPACC members will be pleased to learn about this Canadian court victory: ARDOCH ALGONQUIN FIRST NATION (AAFNA) ARDOCH, ONTARIO CANADA K0H 1C0 613 ...
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UNFCCC ends in conflict with indigenous peoples
10 Dec 2008
December 10, 2008 Poznan, Poland Statement by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz Executive Director, TEBTEBBA (Indigenous Peoples' International Centre for Policy ...
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IPACC recommendations to the 14th COP of UNFCCC
8 Dec 2008
Poznan, Poland IPACC delegates prepare to depart from the Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Below are the rec ...
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UNEP and UNDP ignore human rights in CDM discussion with Africa
8 Dec 2008
Poznan, Poland - COP 14 UNFCCC In the 8 December 2008 side event organised by the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) on the Nairobi F ...
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IPACC delegates call for greater transparency and participation in FCCC processes
6 Dec 2008
As the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change's Conference of Parties (14) ends its first week, indigenous delegates from IPACC call on allies, sta ...
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Francophonie attempts to build negotiating capacity in FCCC, but still behind on indigenous issues
3 Dec 2008
Poznan, Poland Indigenous activist and member of IPACC Executive, Mme Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim was the first woman to speak from the floor of the Fran ...
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STATEMENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES (UNPFII)
2 Dec 2008
Statement read by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Chairperson, UNPFII Agenda Item 2: Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in develop ...
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National Adaptation plans risk leaving out key indigenous stakeholders
2 Dec 2008
The Least Developed Countries Expert Group met in Poznan at COP14 of the UN Climate Change Conference to discuss National Adaptation Programmes of Act ...
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IPACC delegates arrive in Poznan Poland for Climate Change Conference
30 Nov 2008
Poznan, Poland; With support from donors including Conservation International, IPACC is sponsoring 3 indigenous African delegates to the 14th Confer ...
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IPACC delegates conclude Marrakech conference with a commitment to engaging in climate change policy at national and multilateral levels
11 Nov 2008
Marrakech, Morocco 10 November 2008 Indigenous peoples' representatives from twelve African countries, representing hunter-gatherers, nomadic herder ...
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Indigenous women speak out about climate change in Marrakech
11 Nov 2008
Marrakech, Morocco Yaaku-Samburu activist Naini Meriwas addressed the final day of the IPACC conference on Climate Change in Marrakech. Meriwas emph ...
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Yaaku activist addresses African Commmission on Human and Peoples' Rights
10 Nov 2008
Yaaku activist, Jeniffer Koinante addresses the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights in Abuja Nigeria. Below is the text of her interventin ...
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Climate Change: an issue of justice and preparation
8 Nov 2008
IPACC delegates gathered in Marrakech Morocco to participate in a pan-African conference on the threats of climate change and the opportunities for ad ...
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Web2 training in Marrakech a major success for IPACC
6 Nov 2008
IPACC delegates from across Africa embraced 21st century technology with enthusiasm. CTA and IPACC cooperated with Tamaynut, the National Amazigh net ...
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UN Third Committee reviews progress in the Second UN International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples
27 Oct 2008
7th Space reports on UN 3rd Committee review of UN 2nd Dcade As the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today took up indigenous issu ...
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World Bank launches controversial Forest Carbon Partnership Facility
27 Oct 2008
Mongabay.com reports on the World Bank launch of the FCPF in Washington this week. Indigenous leaders repeat their concerns that without adequate safe ...
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IUCN adopts commitment to UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
13 Oct 2008
Barcelona - 13 October 2007 The members of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), adopted Motion 75 to implement the UN Decl ...
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IUCN deeply split on Shell partnership
13 Oct 2008
The IUCN World Conservation Congress showed a deep rift as NGOs and governments expressed opposite views on the partnership negotiated by the Director ...
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Rainforest Norway announces REDD blog site
13 Oct 2008
The Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN), the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), and the CGIAR Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property ...
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Inaction to recognise Indigenous Peoples’ rights is frustrating conservation goals
7 Oct 2008
Barcelona, IUCN World Conservatin Congress PRESS RELEASE Tuesday 7th October 2008 Forest Peoples Programme Conservatio ...
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First session of the new UN Expert Mechanism on the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples
6 Oct 2008
UN Press release HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL'S EXPERT MECHANISM ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES CONCLUDES INAUGURAL SESSION IN GENEVA 6 Oc ...
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IPACC at IUCN World Conservation Congress
6 Oct 2008
Kanyinke Sena, Ogiek delegate to the World Conservation Congress of the IUCN in Barcelona addressed a press conference on biocultural diversity this m ...
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IPACC Director nominated to TILCEPA Co-Chair
4 Oct 2008
The IUCN Commission on the Environment, Economics and Social Policy nominated IPACC Director of Secretariat, Nigel Crawhall as a new co-chair for its ...
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Statement on the Occasion of the First Anniversary of the Adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
12 Sep 2008
By Les Malezer Former Chairperson of the Global Indigenous Peoples Caucus on the Declaration Issued for 13 September 2008 IMPLEMENTATION OF THE R ...
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UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Populations 2009 Applications Forms Now Available
21 Jul 2008
The 2009 application forms for the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Populations are now available. The fund provides financial assistance ...
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New UN Expert Mechanism on the Right of Indigenous People
7 Jul 2008
In September 2007 the Human Rights Council accepted, in its resolution 6/16, to organize an informal meeting, which took place in Geneva on 6-7 Decemb ...
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UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Populations 2009 Applications Forms Now Available
6 Jul 2008
The 2009 application forms for the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Populations are now available. The fund provides financial assistance ...
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WIMSA holds 2008 Annual General Meeting at !Khwa ttu
18 Jun 2008
The Working Group of Indigenous Minorities in Southern Africa (WIMSA) held its 2008 Annual General Meeting from 16-18 June at !Khwa ttu San Culture & ...
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IPACC supports participatory 3 dimensional mapping
3 Jun 2008
Yaaku activists in the Mukogodo Forest of central Kenya have completed a participatory 3 dimensional modelling exercise with the support of ERMIS Afri ...
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WIPO Launches Training Program for Indigenous Communities
3 Jun 2008
The UN's World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) will launch in September 2008 a pilot program to assist indigenous communities to document th ...
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Two German members of government support indigenous´ people struggle to save biodiversity
30 May 2008
Bonn: byy Ibrahim NJOBDI In two seperate meetings with indigenous representatives all over the world held Wednesday 28 May 2008 at Maritim Hotel Bonn ...
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IPACC meets with German Parliamentary Committee on Environment
27 May 2008
IPACC Deputy Chair Vital Bambanze, Lucy Mulenkei Co-president of the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity and Nigel Crawhall Director of Sec ...
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IPACC at Linden Museum, 25 May 2008
26 May 2008
In coordination with Bread for the World, members of the IPACC Executive Committee spent the afternoon at Linden Museum speaking to the public about t ...
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IPACC Executive Committee meets in Stuttgart, Germany
24 May 2008
Members of IPACC's Executive Committee who have been in Bonn all week working on the resolutions of the 9th Conference of Parties of the Convention on ...
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Africans contribute to IIFB statement on dry and subhumid lands
24 May 2008
African indigenous delegates at the 9th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity have been active in drafting text for a number ...
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African indigenous caucus set working group teams
20 May 2008
The African indigenous peoples caucus set the following teams to work on the thematic groups at COP9 of the CBD: 1. Women & Youth / Femmes et jeuness ...
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NGOs and Indigenous Peoples come to similar conclusions
19 May 2008
NGO and indigenous peoples' caucuses met all weekend in preparation for the start of the open sessions of the COP for the Convention on Biological Div ...
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CBD Executive Secretary addresses NGOs
18 May 2008
CBD Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoughlaf came to the Gustav Stresemann Insitute to speak to NGOs and indigenous peoples about the coming sessions at th ...
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CBD ALLIANCE PRESS RELEASE
14 May 2008
Press Release 13 May 2008 Civil Society at the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity: Ten Urgent Matters for life and livelihoods ...
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COP 9 CBD in Bonn - Planet Diversity Assistance
14 May 2008
If you are coming to Bonn for the CBD COP here is info on arriving safely: 1. Is there anybody to welcome me? a. Planet Diversity volunteers will be ...
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Latin American indigenous activists angry with Permanent Forum on Carbon trade issues
8 May 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, May 2, 2008 Indigenous Peoples Critical of Position on Carbon Trading of UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Co ...
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CBD preparations
4 May 2008
Indigenous Peoples, NGOs and a broad range of global civil society are preparing for the Convention on Biological Diversity Conference of Parties star ...
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IPACC Director gives talk on indigenous peoples and climate change
4 May 2008
IPACC Director of Secretariat, Nigel Crawhall, delivered a talk to the Gaia Foundation in London, UK on his experience with indigenous peoples in Afri ...
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IPACC statement to 7th UNPFII on Climate Change
3 May 2008
IPACC Chairperson, Mrs Mary Simat (Kenya) delivered this statement to the UNPFII in New York City. Agenda Item 3. Special theme:” Climate change, b ...
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IPACC meets with World Bank on proposed Forest Carbon Partnership Facility
14 Mar 2008
IPACC members from East and Central Africa are meeting with the World Bank to learn more about the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). The faci ...
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IIFB withdraws from Protected Areas Working Group in Rome - Statement
20 Feb 2008
Indigenous Peoples Committee on Conservation, International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity 2nd Meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Protected A ...
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Plea from Sengwer (Kenya) Stop using heavy amunition against cattle rustlers
15 Feb 2008
Dear All, Please, we request you to help petition the government of Kenya – Ministry of Provincial Administration and National Security to advise the ...
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Indigenous delegates walk out of CBD in Rome
14 Feb 2008
The CBD Alliance newsletter ECO reports a shock event at the Rome CBD Working Group on Protected Areas SHOCKING STEP-BACK FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE ...
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14 Feb 2008
Greenpeace Germany reports that after causing a walk out by indigenous and local community representatives to the CBD Working Group on Protected Areas ...
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IIFB & CBD Alliance make a statement to States in Rome
14 Feb 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008 Statement presented at Plenary February 14, 2008 STATEMENT Rome, February, 2008 Thank you Mr Chairman. Mr. Chairman, dis ...
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List of Upcoming SCBD meetings
5 Feb 2008
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity Monday, Updated on February 04, 2008 Dates & Venue Meeting February 2008 Capacity-Building Works ...
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Convention on Biological Diversity: Important Notice for Participants
5 Feb 2008
INFORMATION NOTE FOR PARTICIPANTS (For Visa information and and arrival and departure form, please visit the link below) 1. VENUE The ninth ...
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Feedback report on 3D mapping in Mukogodo Forest
22 Jan 2008
In November 2007, IPACC supported the second Participatory 3 Dimensional Mapping exercise in Kenya. The project was implemented by ERMIS Africa at the ...
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PRESS RELEASE: UN Human Rights Council establishes new Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, December 13th, 2007
8 Jan 2008
This Press release comes from the International Indian Treaty Council (website given at the end of the Press Release). Note, that the Body discussed b ...
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Disabled indigenous peoples need rights too
8 Jan 2008
Tshibanga, Gabon In the remote forest village of Tshibanga (the small one, not the larger village with the same name), two Babongo men spoke to IPACC ...
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Post Elections Violence in Kenya impacts on indigenous peoples
8 Jan 2008
IPACC regional representative for East Africa, Mr Kanyinke Sena, has expressed his concern about the impact of post elections violence on indigenous p ...
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Indigenous Central Africans participate in CBD Protected Areas Workshop
7 Jan 2008
Libreville, Gabon Indigenous activists from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Gabon are representing IPACC at the CBD's Capacity Building ...
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AFROL NEWS REPORT: Kenya leader backs fresh polls
4 Jan 2008
afrol News, 4 January - Kenyan government has expressed its willingness to hold fresh elections in the country provided they are ordered by th ...
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Agreement in Gabon between Indigenous Peoples and Conservation organisation
17 Dec 2007
Libreville, Gabon In December 2007, MINAPYGA and IPACC signed an agreement with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), to assist with helping Babongo i ...
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Indigenous Peoples Protest UNFCCC
7 Dec 2007
Indigenous Peoples shut out of Climate Change Negotiations Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia- Indigenous peoples representing regions from around the world ...
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BALI NEWS: Indigenous Peoples demand an Expert Group on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples
4 Dec 2007
Indigenous Peoples demand an Expert Group on Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples At the 13th Session of the Conference of Parties to the ...
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More than 100 Yiaku and Laikipia Maasai villagers gather to map the Mukogodo
3 Dec 2007
The Mukogodo is one of the last pristine forests in Kenya. Corruption, logging, uncontrolled agricultural incursion have all taken their toll on the ...
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IPACC delegates head to Bali for FCCC
3 Dec 2007
IPACC delegates are arriving in Gabon for the Conference of Parties on the Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) in Bali, Indonesia. Delegates ...
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MINAPYGA IPACC and WCS agree to cooperation in Gabon
3 Dec 2007
IPACC Deputy Regional Representative and President of MINAPYGA, the first indigenous peoples' organisation in Gabon has agreed to a four way cooperati ...
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Mission in Gabon - indigenous peoples negotiate for cooperation with National Parks
26 Nov 2007
IPACC in cooperation with Wildlife Conservation Society and MINAPYGA is visiting the Babongo community of Gabon. The focus of the mission is to discus ...
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IPACC Executive Committee gathers in Brazzaville
20 Nov 2007
Members of IPACC's Executive Committee are in Brazzaville, in the Congo Republic for a human rights training course and to have dialogue with African ...
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Tragedy in Botswana
19 Nov 2007
On Sunday night, 18 November 2007, tragedy struck in Shakawe, Botswana. The home of ToCADI Coordinator and member of the IPACC Executive Committee, Mr ...
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Exclusionist forest policies to blame for deforestation
1 Nov 2007
Presenting his paper ``seeing people through trees`` at the Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity, Mr. Andy White, the coordinator of the Washington-ba ...
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World Bank official urges respect for IPs rights
31 Oct 2007
Addressing the 5th Trondheim Conference on Biodiveresity, Dr. Walter Lusigi, a senior advisor to GEF stated that for positive progress to be realised, ...
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WIPO meeting in Montreal
16 Oct 2007
The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) will hold a side eevnt from 13.45 to 14.45 on Tuesday, October 16 in Montreal, Canada during the C ...
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1 Oct 2007
Three members of the South African Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas Working Group met with the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, ...
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IPACC ExCo meets at !Khwa ttu San Cultural Centre
23 Sep 2007
The IPACC Executive Council met for 3 days at the !Khwa ttu San Cultural Centre near Yzerfontein, outside Cape Town, South Africa. The Executive Cou ...
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Ditshwanelo press statement on Botswana's support for Declaration
18 Sep 2007
UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples supported by Botswana DITSHWANELO – The Botswana Centre for Human Rights wishes to recognise th ...
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STATEMENT OF VICTORIA TAULI-CORPUZ , CHAIR OF THE UN PERMANENT FORUM ON THE ADOPTION OF THE UN DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
17 Sep 2007
61st Session of the UN General Assembly 13 September 2007 New York STATEMENT OF VICTORIA TAULI-CORPUZ , CHAIR OF THE UN PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENO ...
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IPACC announces delay in participatory mapping exercise in northern Niger
17 Sep 2007
IPACC, in coordination with Assocation Tunfa, UNESCO and CTA regretfully announce a postponement of the Participatory 3 Dimensional Modelling schedule ...
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IPACC Statement on the adoption of the Declaration
13 Sep 2007
Statement by the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Coordinating Committee on the Occasion of the Adoption of the United Nations Declaration on Rights of ...
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Media Advisory on the UN General Assembly vote on the Declaration
13 Sep 2007
General Assembly to Take Action on Declaration on Indigenous Rights WHEN: Thursday 13 September, 10:00am (NOTE: Session starts at 10:00am, ...
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VICTORY: UN Adopts Declaration after 23 years of negotiations
13 Sep 2007
United Nations adopts Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples 13 September 2007 - The General Assembly today adopted a landmark declaratio ...
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Core Statement from Asia on imminent adoption of the Declaration
12 Sep 2007
UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY READIES TO VOTE HISTORIC DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES Taking note of the recommendation of ...
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African States to meet with Global Indigenous Caucus on Declaration text
10 Sep 2007
IPACC's delegates in New York City for the passage of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples report that African diplomats will be mee ...
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General Assembly to vote on Declaration - 13 September
8 Sep 2007
A compromise text has been agreed to by the Africa Group at the General Assembly. This opens the door for the General Assembly to vote on the Declarat ...
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Afrol report on press bannings in Niger
7 Sep 2007
afrol News, 13 July - The media in Niger has been punished for covering the activities of a rebel group in the northern part of the country, the Accr ...
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General Assembly approaches consensus on Declaration
7 Sep 2007
IPACC activists in New York City report that there has been an agreed compromise on the text to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ...
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Central Kalahari San meet to discuss CBD
7 Sep 2007
San activists from across the Central Kalahari and Etosha National Park in Namibia gathered in Dkar, Botswana to learn more about the Convention on Bi ...
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Nama, San and Griquas agree to work together on Protected Areas
6 Sep 2007
On 17 and 18 August 2007, Nama, ‡Khomani, !Xun, Khwe, Khoi and Griqua indigenous delegates met in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in South Africa to ...
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Khwe and Ju|'hoansi meet to discuss Article 8J
6 Sep 2007
Khwe and Ju|'hoansi activists from Namibia and Botswana met at the offices of the Trust for Okavango Culture and Development Initiative (TOCaDI) in Sh ...
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Elisa Burchett: NGOs Show Support for U.N. Indigenous Rights Declaration
4 Sep 2007
U.N. Observer & International Report: an independent journal of international affairs - 2007-08-31 : “According to the latest calculations, the Decl ...
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South Africa indigenous leaders gather in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park to discuss CBD
17 Aug 2007
As the anglophone African meeting of State Parties reviewing their Programmes of Work concludes in Cape Town, indigenous leaders are gathering in the ...
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IPACC members join lobby efforts for Declaration in New York
16 Aug 2007
IPACC members are currently joining the Indigenous Peoples' Caucus in New York to approach government missions about the UN Declaration on the Rights ...
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Completion of Indigenous and Local Communities Preparatory meeting on the CBD's Protected Areas Working Group
12 Aug 2007
Delegates from Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, the DR Congo and Kenya met for two days in Cape Town to prepare for the Anglophone African t ...
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Message from Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Special Rapporteur, on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
9 Aug 2007
Today, we celebrate the contributions which indigenous peoples make to humanity through their rich civilizations. We also celebrate the partnership th ...
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Message from Louise Arbour, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the occasion of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
9 Aug 2007
Geneva, 7 August 2007: - As we celebrate the International Day of the World's Indigenous People on 9 August this year, the focus of attention for man ...
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World Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day 9 August
9 Aug 2007
While Africa continues to block the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of the World's Indigenous Peoples, the world celebrates Indigenous Pe ...
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Asia indigenous peoples alliance calls for adoption of the Declaration
9 Aug 2007
FORUM-ASIA Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development PRESS STATEMENT Thursday, 9 August 2007 (Bangkok) - On this International Day of the Wor ...
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Gabonese President Bongo Ondimba honours Indigenous Peoples
6 Aug 2007
MINAPYGA, the Gabonese national network organisation of indigenous peoples has announced that the President of the Republic of Gabon, His Excellency O ...
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Yiaku People prepare to map the Mukogodo forest, Kenya
3 Aug 2007
Helsinki August, 2007 IPACC and SHALIN enter agreement to support Participatory 3 D mapping in the Mukogodo Forest Communities The Indigeno ...
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Indigenous leaders prepare for CBD meeting on Protected Areas
30 Jul 2007
IPACC is working with the Indigenous Information Network and Forest Peoples Project to coordinate the attendance and preparation of indigenous leaders ...
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Email list on the environment
21 Jul 2007
IPACC has concluded an agreement with CTA (Techical Centre for Agricultural Rural Cooperation) to create an email distribution list in English and Fre ...
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CTA approves grant for IPACC & Tunfa in Niger
21 Jul 2007
The EU-ACP agency, the Technical Centre for Agricultural Rural Cooperation has approved a grant to IPACC and Association Tunfa to run a participatory ...
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UNESCO support for Niger mapping and culture audit
21 Jul 2007
Within the framework of its programme for cooperation with indigenous peoples for the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, UNESCO is worki ...
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South African indigenous leaders call for environmental policy involvement
21 Jul 2007
Nama, Griqua and San leaders gathered in Port Nolloth, South Africa to review the outputs of the IPACC Bujumbura Strategic Plan on indigenous peoples ...
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Niger: 17 soldiers killed in rebel battle
30 Jun 2007
afrol News, 30 May - Over the past six months, at least 17 loyal soldiers were killed by rebel of the Niger Movement for Justice (MNJ. However, the n ...
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Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people: the communications procedure
14 Jun 2007
The mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people includes the gathering of informa ...
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Hadzabe people of Tanzania face serious threats
23 May 2007
Efforts by the Tanzania UAE Safari Ltd Company to secure a hunting concession in the Yaida Valley in Karatu District of the United Republic of Tanzani ...
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Karatu District votes against land alienation in Tanzania
22 May 2007
The Tanzanian newspaper, The Citizen, reported that the Karatu District Council rejected the application by the UAE Safari company to take over land o ...
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Mexico attempts to satisfy Africa Group
22 May 2007
The United States of Mexico has proposed a new motion for the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The newly worded mot ...
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Shock arrest of Tanzanian Hadzabe activist
21 May 2007
Tanzanian human rights activists expressed their dismay at the sudden arrest of Mr Richard Baalow, a spokesperson of the Hadzabe hunter-gatherers of n ...
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Statement from Botswana civil society organisations
20 May 2007
Ms Thlokomelang Ngaka gave a lunchtime presentation at a side event sponsored by the International Land Coalition (ILC) and made a presentation to the ...
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First Angolan San Conference held in Lubango
20 May 2007
On 26 April 2007 representatives of Angolan San communities, members of the provincial governments of Huila, Kuando Kubango, representatives from the ...
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African Indigenous Caucus braces for the Amendments
17 May 2007
The African Indigenous Peoples Caucus at the 6th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues listened to the IPACC Executive comments on th ...
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Pope's representative at UN supports Declaration adoption
16 May 2007
His Excellency Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See at the UN Headquarters in NYC addressed the 6th ...
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IPACC Regional Statement on Lands, Territories and Natural Resources
15 May 2007
IPACC Regional Statement on Agenda Item 3 6th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues LANDS TERRITORIES AND NATURAL RESOURCES P ...
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Cultural Event at UN calls for GA Adoption of Declaration
14 May 2007
Indigenous peoples from across the world gatherered in the Dag Hammarskjold Plaza across from the UN buildings in New York City to celebrate their div ...
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FAO makes new policy progress on indigenous issues
14 May 2007
Mr Morata of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) announced at the 6th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) that the ...
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Victoria Tauli Corpuz elected Chair of 6th Permanent Forum
14 May 2007
Onandaga indigenous leaders from the Eagle Clan made a traditional welcome in the United Nations for the 6th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indi ...
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Sahelian groups meet at UN to discuss lands and natural resources
14 May 2007
A group of delegates from Sahelian countries and Ethiopia met on Sunday 13 May 2007 as one of the subcommittees of the African Indigenous Peoples Cauc ...
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New York: IPACC delegation in talks over UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
10 May 2007
An IPACC delegation is currently in New York in advance of the Sixth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) on Ma ...
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Botswana High Court ruling reinstates San rights in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve
4 May 2007
On 13 December 2006, the High Court in Lobatse, Botswana ruled that the Botswana government had illegally evicted the San people from their ancestral ...
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IPACC’s Human Rights Training Workshop in Addis Ababa
4 May 2007
IPACC, in partnership with Movement for Ecological Learning and Community Action (MELCA), organised a human rights training workshop for 15 leaders of ...
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Indigenous leaders meet in Bujumbura to plan on Rio Conventions
4 May 2007
Members of the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee (IPACC) Executive Committee met in Bujumbura, Burundi from 16-19 April 2007. The l ...
[ read more ]
   
 
UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples delayed by the Africa Group
4 May 2007
Africa confuses the UN In June 2006, after more than 20 years of negotiation, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peopl ...
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Ogiek attacked at Mt. Elgon
3 Mar 2004
Two politicians have so far been killed, a woman got shot in the stomach and hundreds of people were displaced from a site at an Ogiek ancestral fores ...
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South African court rules:
Indigenous peoples own their own land - dispossessing them is 'Racial Discrimination'
15 Oct 2003
Yesterday [14 October 2003], in one of the most historic court judgments ever made in favour of indigenous peoples, the Constitutional Court of South ...
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South Africa's submission to the Indigenous Caucus at the World Parks Congress
17 Sep 2003
A transcript of South Africa's submission to the Indigenous Caucus at the World Parks Congress, DURBAN, 8-17 September 2003, is available for viewing ...
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IPACC Executive Committee Update for 2003-2004
1 Sep 2003
Latest update to the IPACC Executive Committee for 2003-2004 is available here.
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IPACC Prepares for AGM and Executive Committee Elections
21 Jul 2003
The Annual General Meeting of IPACC will take place during the next session of the UN Working Group for Indigenous Populations (UNWGIP) in Geneva, Swi ...
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UN Forest Forum: African states confirm declaration to protect forests
UN Climate Summit: African countries endorse New York Declaration on Forest   by Kanyinke Sena   Six African countries among them Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic o ...
- 13 Aug 2014 -
Niger and uranium - call for greater transparency
Call for the protection of human rights defenders who are seeking greater transparency & fairness in dealings between the Niger government & extractive industries8 August 2014 &ndash ...
Upcoming Events
- 12 Nov 2014 -
IUCN World Parks Congress will take place 12 - 19 November 2014 in Sydney, Australia.
The IUCN World Parks Congress is a landmark forum on protected areas conservation that takes place only once every 10 years. Since its first staging in Seattle, USA in 1962, the Congress has moved the ...
- 1 Dec 2014 -
The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC is expected to take place in 1-12 December 2014 in Peru.
UNFCCC COP 20

The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC is expected to take place in December 2014 in Peru.

read more: http://climate-l.iisd.org/events/unfccc-cop- ...
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