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Deliberating Conflict, Peace and Resolution at the 15th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

26 May, 2016

UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

By Jeanette Sequeira and Mrinalini Rai

The Fifteen Session of the Permanent Forum of Indigenous Issues[1] took place from 9 – 20th May at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and was attended by numerous Indigenous Peoples Organisations, Indigenous Peoples, Member States, United Nations and other agencies and non-government organisations[2].

At the opening ceremony, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced through a video message the launch of the System-Wide Action Plan[3] to realise the full rights of Indigenous Peoples. This …

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GFC’s Annual Report 2013

18 Jul, 2014

  We are happy to bring to you our Annual Report for  the year 2013.Find out about our work and the development of our campaigns spanning from India to Colombia…

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REDD Fiddlers on a Burning Roof

18 Apr, 2013

Before we report on the national workshop on REDD Safeguards Information Systems and Conflict Resolution mechanisms, which took place from 8 to 12 April in Paraguay, let us talk briefly…

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11 Mar, 2013

In the dense semi-evergreen forests of Chilapata in North Bengal Dooars, the Adibasi residents of the forest villages of the area once again face police action because they have challenged the forest…

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