Monthly Archives: March 2013

New Report: “We who live here own the land” – Customary Land Tenure in Grand Cape Mount, and Community Recommendations for Reform of Liberia’s Land Policy & Law

This document, and the consultations on which it is based, is intended to enable communities in Sime Darby affected areas in Grand Cape Mount, Liberia, to have their voice heard at the national level, so that government law and policy (in particular that … Continue reading

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Universal Periodic Review of Malaysia by Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia (JOAS) – 2013

Submitting organizations Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia (or Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia, JOAS) is the umbrella network for 62 organisations[1] throughout Malaysia that represents different indigenous peoples’ organisations and communities. As the focal point for indigenous rights and advocacy in Malaysia, … Continue reading

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Cambodia: Indigenous communities receive land titles

Phnong minority villagers in Mondulkiri province, who have long feared they could be divided and swept off their land by powerful elites, breathed a sigh of relief yesterday when their communities became just the fourth and fifth in Cambodia to … Continue reading

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Sabah NGOs seek UN probe into intrusion impact

Twenty-four Sabah NGOs have teamed up under a coalition and are demanding the United Nations (UN) establishes a fact-finding mission on the impact of the on-going intrusion in the state on the lives of the local people. The coordinator of the … Continue reading

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World’s Indigenous Leaders Firm Up Partnership with IFAD

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines, 6 March (Tebtebba Indigenous Information Service) – Indigenous peoples’ leaders and representatives from various parts worldwide have sought to strengthen and improve their partnership with a UN financial institution, which specializes in supporting agricultural programs that seek … Continue reading

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