UN REDD FPIC workshop, 16th – 18th June in Hanoi, Vietnam

June 7, 2010
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In the lead up to the Katoomba Conference in Vietnam the UN-REDD Programme is hosting an Asia/Pacific Regional Workshop on FPIC (the Free, Prior and Informed Consent standards laid out by the ILO for engagement with indigenous peoples) and Recourse Mechanisms in Hanoi, Vietnam from 16 – 18 June.  The workshop is being organized in collaboration with the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) as a follow up to the first UN-REDD Programme Asia/Pacific Regional Consultation with Indigenous Peoples that took place in Bangkok in October 2009.

The purpose of the workshop is to initiate a three-step process to develop guidelines on FPIC and recourse for the UN-REDD Programme.  The initial guidelines will be elaborated through a series of regional follow-up dialogues (in Latin America and Africa) and via a public comment and input process. The resulting guidelines will be added as an annex to the UN-REDD Programme Operational Guidance on the Engagement of Indigenous Peoples and other Forest Dependent Communities.

For more information, please contact:
Nina Kantcheva
Consultant, Stakeholder Engagement
304 E. 45th street, FF 992, New York, NY 10017
e-mail: nina(dot)kantcheva(at)undp(dot)org
tel: + 1 917 892 6041

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