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Zambia Should Protect Customary Land Rights
3 April 2018
Zambia

Commercial Farmers Abusing Rural People’s Rights

As activists and policymakers from across the globe gather in Washington D.C. for the World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, it’s a good time to reflect on how commercial agriculture leaves peasants landless in Zambia.

15 February 2018
Canada

While Prime Minister Trudeau called for an end to colonial-era laws, First Nations leaders cautioned of “a lot of good words” from his government.

Canada will create a legal framework to guarantee the rights of Indigenous people in all government decisions, doing away with policies built to serve colonial interests, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday as Native leaders in the country continued to caution against his charm offensive and demanded actions rather than words.

17 February 2018
Malaysia

ORANG Asli from six kampung have formed several blockades in Gua Musang, Kelantan, this morning to protest against the logging activities in the forest reserve which encroach into their land.

Mohd Syafiq Dendi, chairman of the customary land territory in Pos Simpor, said the protesters have set up three blockades at Chawas, Tohoi and Kuala Wok early today.

“The blockades started this morning. This is against logging and commercial farming. 

“They are encroaching into Orang Asli territory. Stop the logging now,” he told The Malaysian Insight. 

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Vision

An empowered, equitable, socially cohesive and economically prosperous society in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral.

Mission

To improve the quality of life of local communities through social and economic development efforts.

Objectives

Foster inclusive and competent local institutions of the people that contribute effectively and sustainably to local development

Increase income and employment opportunities for local communities, particularly poor and vulnerable (including youth and women)

Non Governmental organization

The Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) is a non-governmental Indigenous Peoples organisation in Guyana. It is primarily an advocacy organisation that seeks to promote and defend the rights of the Indigenous Peoples of Guyana. 

Membership of the APA is made up of Units throughout the country, currently amounting to close to eighty such units. The Association is led by an Executive Committee comprising the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, thirteen regional representatives, a women’s representative and a youth representative. 

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University or Research Institution

The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) is the largest and oldest academic society dedicated to the study and conservation of tropical ecosystems. Our society is international in scope and membership, with almost 900 members from 65 countries, with whom we seek to:

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Caritas Cambodia (Caritas)

Non Governmental organization

Caritas Cambodia is an official social development arm of the Catholic Church in Cambodia. It has been built on the values of Love, Concern, Justice, Peace Unity, Sharing and brotherhood. It draws inspiration from the Gospel and aims at integral development of people irrespective of race and creed. Hence the objectives of Caritas Cambodia specifically include the following:

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ABOUT CEED TARABA STATE NIGERIA

The Centre for Environmental Education and Development (CEED) Taraba State Nigeria was established in February, 2003, to increase awareness about the environment and sustainable development. The organization was created in recognition of the role environment, education, sustainable development; rights of all people to live in it play in promoting holistic human development.

Civil Society Organization

SEKELEKANI é uma instituição moçambicana independente, sem fins lucrativos, de promoção de comunicação para o desenvolvimento, conceito que se refere a sistemas de comunicação em dois sentidos, orientados para enaltecer o diálogo entre os decisores de políticas públicas e as partes interessadas, nomeadamente as comunidades destinatárias do desenvolvimento, permitindo-lhes exprimir os seus pontos de vista, as suas aspirações e preocupações, participando, desse modo, na formulação da agenda do seu desenvolvimento.

Non Governmental organization

Equitable Cambodia was formed out of the localization of the international solidarity organization Bridges Across Borders Cambodia (BABC) and was registered as a Cambodian national non-governmental organization in March 2012.

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FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (FAO Latin America & the Caribbean)

United Nations Agency

Latin America and the Caribbean was the first region to commit to the complete eradication of hunger through the 2025 Hunger-Free Latin America and the Caribbean Initiative. This renewed political commitment is based on the full conviction that eradicating hunger in the Region is an achievable target.

Latin America and the Caribbean is at the forefront of the global fight against hunger. It is the Region that has made the most progress in reducing the percentage and total number of people suffering from hunger in the past 20 years.

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United Nations Agency

The mission of FAO in the Near East and North Africa is to achieve sustainable food security for all and to help vulnerable communities cope with and recover from shocks and crises.

To do this, FAO helps Member States work toward sustainable increases in agriculture production, minimize depletion and degradation of already scarce natural resources, boost rural development and reduce food loss and waste.

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Officially formed in April 2013, The Forest Peoples Land Rights Network (LandNet) is a ‘member network established under the principles of volunteerism, democracy, cooperation and unification in order to manage and utilize efficiently land and forestry resources for self-sustaining livelihoods’. LandNet is a highly participatory bottom-up network originating from  the grassroots work facilitated by CIRUM and its Alliance partners over the last two decades.

Governmental institution

A Fundação Nacional do Índio – FUNAI é o órgão indigenista oficial do Estado brasileiro. Criada por meio da Lei nº 5.371, de 5 de dezembro de 1967, vinculada ao Ministério da Justiça, é a coordenadora e principal executora da política indigenista do Governo Federal. Sua missão institucional é proteger e promover os direitos dos povos indígenas no Brasil.

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Civil Society Organization

La Fundación para el Desarrollo en Justicia y Paz – FUNDAPAZ –, es una organización civil, sin fines de lucro, que desde 1973 trabaja por el desarrollo rural sustentable, con comunidades indígenas y familias campesinas, en la región del Chaco argentino.

MISIÓN

Contribuir a reducir la pobreza rural en la región chaqueña, promoviendo la participación social, el uso sustentable de los recursos naturales y la articulación entre actores públicos y privados.

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