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IACHR Addresses Violence Against Native Peoples in Costa Rica

Monday, May 11, 2015

SAN JOSE, May 11 (IPS) - After years of violence against two indigenous groups in Costa Rica, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) demanded that the government adopt measures by May 15 to protect the life and physical integrity of the members of the two communities.

Opinion: Don’t Leave Indigenous Peoples Behind in SDGs

Monday, May 11, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 11 (IPS) - U.N. member states are meeting throughout the year to finalize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will set the global development agenda for the next 15 years. The goals are supposed to be universal and aspire to "leave no one behind."

Opinion: A Development Fairytale or a Global Land Rush?

Monday, May 11, 2015

PARIS/OAKLAND, California, May 11 (IPS) - In our work at Greenpeace and the Oakland Institute around access and control over natural resources, we face constant accusations of being anti-development or "Northern NGOs who care more for the trees", despite working with communities around the world, from Cameroon, to China, to the Czech Republic.

Living the Indigenous Way, from the Jungles to the Mountains

Friday, May 08, 2015

UXBRIDGE, Canada, May 08 (IPS) - In the course of human history many tens of thousands of communities have survived and thrived for hundreds, even thousands, of years. Scores of these largely self-sustaining traditional communities continue to this day in remote jungles, forests, mountains, deserts, and in the icy regions of the North. A few remain completely isolated from modern society.

New Anti-Terrorism Law Batters Cameroonians Seeking Secession

Sunday, April 26, 2015

YAOUNDE, Apr 26 (IPS) - Cameroon's government under President Paul Biya is bearing down on a separatist movement fighting for the rights of a minority English-language region, using as its weapon a sweeping new anti-terrorism law introduced at the end of last year.

Kenyan Pastoralists Protest Wanton Destruction of Indigenous Forest

Saturday, April 25, 2015

NAIROBI, Apr 25 (IPS) - Armed with twigs and placards, enraged residents from a semi-pastoral community 360 km north of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, protested this week against wanton destruction of indigenous forest – their alternative source of livelihood.

To Defend the Environment, Support Social Movements Like Berta Cáceres and COPINH

Monday, April 20, 2015

BERKELEY, California, Apr 20 (IPS) - The 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for Central and South America has been awarded to Berta Cáceres, an indigenous Honduran woman who co-founded the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, known as COPINH.

Giving African Artists Their Names

Sunday, April 19, 2015

PARIS, Apr 19 (IPS) - Quick now, can you name a famous African sculptor from the 1800s or even the early 20th century?

Q&A: Iranian Balochistan is a “Hunting Ground” – Nasser Boladai

Friday, April 17, 2015

GENEVA, Apr 17 (IPS) - Nasser Boladai is the spokesperson of the Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran (CNFI), an umbrella movement aimed at expanding support for a secular, democratic and federal Iran. IPS spoke with him in Geneva, where he was invited to speak at a recent conference on Human Rights and Global Perspectives in his native Balochistan region.

Fears Grow for Indigenous People in Path of Massive Ethiopian Dam

Friday, April 17, 2015

ADDIS ABABA, Apr 17 (IPS) - A United Nations mission is due to take place this month to assess the impact of Ethiopia's massive Gilgel Gibe III hydroelectric power project on the Omo River which feeds Lake Turkana, the world's largest desert lake, lying mostly in northwest Kenya with its northern tip extending into Ethiopia.

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