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Malaysia: Bill Kayong’s assassination one of many in Sarawak

A coalition of NGOs condemning the assassination of Bill Kayong said the incident was just one of many that has happened in Sarawak. “Within the...
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The Last Undammed River in the Sierra Madre Occidental Is Under Threat

In mid-September, 2014, Mexico's Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources authorized the construction of the Las Cruces hydroelectric dam in the San Pedro...

Gaining Momentum: Building On Our Initiatives And Strengths Towards Securing Our Rights To Forestlands...

Statement Delivered During Asia Pacific Forestry Week 2016 February 26, 2016 Clark, Pampanga, Philippines We, leaders of organizations of indigenous peoples, local forest based communities and enterprises...
Employees are pictured working at at a light bulb making plant in Binh Duong, located in southern Vietnam. Tuoi Tre

80% of Vietnamese businesses unmindful of ASEAN Economic Community: conference

While the Vietnamese government is upbeat about the regional economic integration among the ASEAN countries, most of the local firms have little knowledge of...

Deforestation in Asia and Africa: Palm Oil Giant Wilmar Resorts to “Dirty Tricks”

World’s largest palm oil trading company, Wilmar International Ltd., under scrutiny as communities accuse its suppliers of harassment, deception and rights abuses. ...
A large number of indigenous people gather on the premises of Dinajpur Institute in the town to join a programme there marking the 160th Santhal Hul. The ethnic minority people have reiterated the demand for ensuring their safety and right on ancestral lands. PHOTO: STAR

Property of minority people not safe in Bangladesh

Voicing grave concern at the alleged grabbing of properties of religious minorities, veteran Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta yesterday urged the prime minister to...

Going it alone

Is Indonesia about to ditch ASEAN? President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo’s wider strategic vision, Indonesia’s growing international profile, and intra-ASEAN discord particularly about the South...
Foreign Minister Murray McCully says he "knows his place" and won't push for a fact-finding mission in West Papua

Key says human rights abuses in West Papua for Indonesia to address

Prime Minister John Key won't get involved in human rights abuses in West Papua and says it's for Indonesia to sort out. ...
It is legally mandated that every ministry and department should earmark 16% funds for schedule castes and 8% for schedule tribes, making up 24% of the total Plan outlay. (Representative image)

Govt doesn’t allocate plan outlays for dalits, adivasis

NEW DELHI: All governments till now, including the present one, have promised that they will do their utmost to uplift dalits and adivasis who...
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More effective steps for peace treaty: PM

More effective steps for peace treaty: PM Parliament Correspondent banglanews24.com FROM SANGSAD BHABAN: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the government would...

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NGOs visited the Salitre reservoir earlier this year, where violent clashes took place | Foto: Coecoceiba

Abuses Against Indigenous People Reported in Costa Rica

The document sheds light on the current issues, despite government efforts to highlight advances. A new report issued Thursday by...
The destruction of primary rainforest by Duta Palma. West Kalimantan, Borneo. (Photo by David Gilbert / Rainforest Action Network)

Corporations Demand Higher Palm Oil Standards

BOSTON, Massachusetts, June 23, 2015 (ENS) – Institutional investors representing over $5 trillion in assets have joined some of the world’s most recognizable consumer...

Philippines: Lumad leaders back 15 wanted activists

DAVAO CITY – Lumad leaders who sought refuge in a church compound here backed the 15 activists who were issued with arrest warrants for...

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