Some reflections from our members on how our Coalition is supporting indigenous peoples

Thursday, 6th August 2015

ILC stands firmly behind indigenous peoples on their international day , reaffirming our pledge to respect and protect their inherent land and territorial rights.

INTERNATIONAL WORK GROUP INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS 

“The right to land and territories is a key issue for indigenous peoples around the world, and IWGIA fully supports that this is a priority area for the ILC"

 Learn more about IWGIA by visiting their website 


OGIEK PEOPLES DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

"Under the ILC platform, Indigenous organizations in Africa have spoken with one resounding voice on the need for inclusive land policy reform processes that promote indigenous rights and their overall development”

Learn more about OPDP by visiting their page


INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

"During the second global meeting of the Indigenous Peoples Forum at IFAD in February 2015, indigenous peoples' representatives requested IFAD to strengthen coordination and collaboration with ILC. IFAD as an ILC member, will continue to improve its partnership with the Coalition at the national and international levels, for a coordinated effort in supporting indigenous peoples to protect their rights over land, territories and resources"

Learn more about IFAD's work on indigenous issues by visiting their website 


FOREST PEOPLE'S PROGRAMME

"Forest Peoples Programme commits to redoubling global efforts to secure lands, territories and resources of Indigenous Peoples and to strengthening community-based monitoring efforts for self-determined development."

Learn more about FPP by visiting their website 


ASIA INDIGENOUS PEOPLES PACT 

"ILC has been instrumental in supporting campaigns on the ground relating to extractive industries and energy projects adversely impacting indigenous communities particularly its support to the Asia Indigenous Peoples Network on Extractive Industries and Energy (AIPNEE) and is also an important platform to help raise the voice of Indigenous Peoples in the whole land governance discourse" 

Read the AIPP Statement on the International Day of World's Indigenous Peoples


MBORORO SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

"We intensified advocacy for the Mbororo Pastoralist Indigenous Peoples. In 2014, through the ILC emergency fund, we supported victims of forceful eviction from the Mbororo community". 

Learn more about MBOSCUDA by visiting their website


UNION POUR L'EMANCIPATION DE LA FEMME AUTOCHTONE

"Through the ILC, UEFA calls on the international community to respect their commitments to indigenous peoples rights. We are also calling on the Congolese government for an equitable and just land governance, which accounts for indigenous peoples' land rights, most particularly those of women"

Learn more about UEFA by visiting their profile

Contact

Contact name: 
David Alejandro Rubio