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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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The Living Convention on Biocultural Diversity

The Living Convention on Biocultural Diversity is a Compendium of Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Rights Relevant to Maintaining the Integrity and Resilience of Territories and other Biocultural Systems (the Living Convention). Using an integrated rights approach, the Living Convention … Continue reading

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The ICCA Registry of UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)

Colleen Corrigan of the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) presented on the status of the ICCA Registry, a tool created to document community work in conserving spatially defined areas and indigenous territories. The registry serves several purposes: it allows communities … Continue reading

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Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS): Exploring Past Experiences and Future Opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Through New Synergies and Partnerships

Organised by UNDP, GEF-SGP, GIZ, Natural Justice. The final session of the day – and of the first week of CoP – focused on the practical applications of Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) at the local level. Following the adoption … Continue reading

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Community Protocols and FPIC: Lessons from Practice and Challenges Ahead

The Nagoya Protocol requires countries to support the development of community protocols for ABS by indigenous and local communities. This side-event launched a new IIED publication, Biodiversity and culture: Exploring community protocols, rights and consent, published in association with Natural Justice, Union for … Continue reading

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Biocultural Community Protocols

A biocultural community protocol is generally a community-led instrument that promotes participatory advocacy for the recognition of and support for ways of life that are based on the customary sustainable use of biodiversity, according to standards and procedures set out … Continue reading

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