The session is an opportunity for rights-holders, government representatives, donors, campaigners, policy advisors, and activists to discuss together how to establish community and indigenous land and resource rights as a global priority. The objective is to identify concrete actions to up-scale collaboration in the coming months. Structured as an interactive and participatory session, we will hear updates from the most recent policy developments, including the new World Bank’s Safeguards, the Post-2015 negotiations and the upcoming UNFCCC COP 21. We will also discuss the status of VGGT and F&G implementation, and
how to enhance political support to realize them; and we will track progress on global and country-level awareness on these issues.
We will then jointly identify solutions and concrete actions that are needed to promote a shift in both awareness and policies. The session will build on the positive collaborations developed since the previous 2013 Conference in Interlaken, learn from mistakes and successes, and strengthen a community of actors that shares a common objective. Participants will get a clearer understanding of the available policy opportunities, will build new alliances, and discuss as concretely as possible individual and collective actions points, including towards the January 2016 launch of the Global Call to Action on Indigenous Peoples and Community Land Rights.
Ms. Vicky Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Mr. Joseph Simel, Executive Director, Manyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organization
Mr. Duncan Pruett, Land Rights Policy Advisor, Oxfam
Ms. Joan Carling, United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) and Executive Director of the Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Mr. Samuel Nguiffo, Executive Director, Centre pour l’Environnement et le Développement (CED)
Organizers: Oxfam, Centre pour l’Environnement et le Développement and the Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact.
* This session will be held in English only.