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24 May 2016
From May 17-20 the workshop "Introduction to the use of management tools for tenure rights on communal lands" was held in the Heart Ecological Park Forest, St. Lucia Utatlán, Solola, organized by the association Utz  Che ', the University of San Carlos of Guatemala and FAO, with support from the British Government (DIFID) and the Ford Foundation. This 4-day workshop had the objective to strengthen participants theoretical and practical knowledge and analysis capacities, building on the experience that indigenous communities and other stakeholders have regarding local governance for sustainable land management. An exchange on territorial management and local governance was also...
23 May 2016
La experiencia de la construcción del Plan de Acción de Pueblos Indígenas (PANPI) en El Salvador fue presentada por los diferentes participantes en el proceso durante la XV sesión del Foro Permanente sobre Cuestiones Indígenas de las Naciones Unidas que se llevó a cabo en Nueva York este mes. “El Salvador es pionero en la creación de este Plan pues lo ha hecho desde un enfoque participativo gracias a las acciones del Grupo de Conducción integrado por representantes de los pueblos indígenas, instituciones de gobierno y organizaciones del Sistema de Naciones Unidas”, indicó el Representante Alan González, quien expuso el proceso...
19 May 2016
Sixteen women from across the Cordillera Administrative Region and Mindanao represented the Philippines in the National Leadership School of Indigenous Women spearheaded by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Indigenous Women Forum (IIWF-FIMI). Implemented in Bolivia, Peru, India and the Philippines, the programme seeks to empower indigenous women leaders and activists to advocate for human rights, food and nutrition security. FAO reports that while indigenous peoples constitute only about 5% of the world’s population – most are in Asia – they account for about 15% of the world’s poor. The main causes of...
11 May 2016
"FAO is well aware that indigenous peoples are among the hardest hit by climate change because of the impact climatic variability has in their livelihoods and food security," said Mr. Yon Fernandez de Larrinoa, FAO Indigenous Peoples' Focal Point during the 15th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) at the UN Headquarters on May 11, 2016. "Since the last session of this Permanent Forum, numerous important developments have taken place. Without any doubt, the most important one has been the recently approved System-Wide Action Plan (SWAP) for ensuring a coherent approach to achieving the ends of the United...
10 May 2016
United Nations expert, political analyst and longstanding activist for the rights of indigenous peoples, Álvaro Pop was also for several months a FAO consultant and focal point for indigenous peoples in his home country, Guatemala. He has been now appointed to chair the Fifteenth Session of the Permanent Forum of Indigenous Issues. In this interview, he gives us his insight on the work of FAO with indigenous peoples and the challenges that come ahead in this new session of the Permanent Forum which will focus on the theme "Indigenous Peoples: conflicts, peace and resolution."  Álvaro, congratulations for this new appointment. What...