Signatories

Signatories include indigenous and community networks and organizations from 42 countries spanning 76 percent of the world’s tropical forests and 1.6 billion hectares of land customarily used or managed by Indigenous Peoples and local communities, a land mass nearly the size of Russia.

AFPAT

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The Indigenous Women's Association of Chad (AFPAT) is an apolitical, non-profit organization. AFPAT was created in 1999 and had its official authorization of operation in 2005. Its main objective aims to improve the living conditions of Fulani populations, in particular "Mbororos", through the promotion of human rights and the rights of Indigenous Peoples and the protection of the environment under three conventions.

AIPP

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The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) is a regional organization founded in 1988 by Indigenous Peoples’ movements. AIPP is committed to the cause of promoting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights and human rights and articulating issues of relevance to indigenous peoples. At present, AIPP has 48 members from 14 countries in Asia with 18 Indigenous Peoples’ national alliances/networks (national formations), 30 local and sub-national organizations. Of this number, 16 are ethnic based organizations, six (6) indigenous women and four (4) are indigenous youth organizations and one (1) organization of indigenous persons with disabilities.

AMAN

The Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) is a national alliance of 2302 indigenous communities in Indonesia, representing 17 million people. AMAN aims at promoting the rights and sovereignty of Indigenous Peoples across Indonesia. Their main working areas are: I) indigenous organization, networking and the development of customary institutions; ii) legal defense and advocacy of indigenous rights; iii) strengthening customary-based economic systems; iv) strengthening the rights of indigenous women; and, v) promoting the education of indigenous youth.

AIWN

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The Asian Indigenous Women’s Network (AIWN) was formed in 1993 during the First Conference of Asian Indigenous Women in response to the common experiences of discrimination as women, as Indigenous Peoples and based on socio-economic class. This was attended by 150 participants from 13 Asian countries. As a loose network of 11 indigenous women’s organizations and 26 Indigenous Peoples’ organizations with women committees, AIWN has faced several challenges in its aim to organize and consolidate indigenous women’s organizations in the region to engage in all levels and fora affecting their rights and identities as women and as Indigenous Peoples. AIWN continues to build on these experiences to further raise Asian indigenous women’s voices from their own organizations, to the national and international levels.

AMPB

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The Mesoamerican Alliance of People and Forests (AMPB) is a space for coordination and exchange between territorial authorities that administer or influence major forested areas of Mesoamerica in 7 countries. Indigenous governments and community forestry organizations in the Alliance seek to strengthen their own dialogue, focused on community management of natural resources, while seeking to jointly influence on governments and international cooperation strategies.

APIB

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The Brazil’s Indigenous People Articulation (APIB) is an unification and national reference of Brazil’s indigenous movement, which was born with the following purposes: Strengthen Indigenous Peoples' unity and the articulation among the different regions and indigenous organizations in the country; unify the struggles of Indigenous Peoples, the list of claims and demands and the politics of the indigenous movement; and mobilize the Indigenous Peoples and organizations of the country against threats and attacks against indigenous rights.

COICA

Created in 1984, the Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin (COICA)’s mission is to generate policies (national, international, regional) among IPs of 8 countries, through coordination, dialogue, engagement, and strategic alliances with public, and private actors as well as international cooperation for an equitable and differentiated development of the Amazon region.

ELATIA

The Indigenous Peoples’ Global Partnership on Climate Change, Forests and Sustainable Development (ELATIA) was organized by Tebtebba in 2009. This Indigenous Peoples’ global partnership is composed of 18 indigenous organizations and NGOs from 13 countries working on community strengthening, self-determined development and increasing indigenous communities’ resilience to climate change. It is composed of: Tebtebba; Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN) and Institut Dayakologi (ID) - Indonesia; Maleya Foundation – Bangladesh; Silingan Dapit Sa Sidlakang Mindanao (SILDAP) and Naundep ni Napaknuhan ni Kalanguya (NNK) - Philippines; Centre for Indigenous Peoples’ Research and Development (CIPRED) - Nepal; Centre of Research and Development in Upland Areas (CERDA) - Vietnam; Lelewal – Cameroon; Mainyoito Pastoralist Integrated Development Organisation (MPIDO) and Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners (ILEPA) – Kenya; Dignite Pygmee (DIPY) and Union Pour l’Emancipation de la Femme Autochtones (UEFA) – Democratic Republic of Congo; Asamblea Mixe para el Desarollo Sostenible (ASAM-DES) – Mexico; Centro de Culturas Indígenas el Perú (Chirapaq) – Peru; Centro para la Autonomía y Desarollo de los Pueblos Indígenas (CADPI) - Nicaragua; Conselho Indigena de Roraima (CIR) – Brazil; Federacion por la Autodeterminacion de los Pueblos Indigenas (FAPI) – Paraguay.*

FECOFUN

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The Federation of Community Forests User Nepal (FECOFUN) is an umbrella organization of 22,226 CFUGs of 2.9 million Households covering 2.2 million hectare of forest area. It has been advocating to secure rights of local community, indigenous people, women and marginalised groups.

IPACC

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The Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-ordinating Committee (IPACC) is a network of 150 Indigenous Peoples’ organisations in 20 African countries. It is a membership organisation. Any legitimate organisation composed of African Indigenous Peoples is welcome to apply for membership. Other associations working in development, human or Indigenous rights may apply for associate (non-voting) membership. Members elect an Executive Committee representing six geographic and cultural regions in Africa including a special regional representative of Indigenous women. IPACC is accredited with the UN Economic and Social Council, the UN Environment Programme, the Global Environment Facility, UNESCO and the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.

Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners (ILEPA)

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Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners (ILEPA) is a Indigenous Peoples Organization registered in Kenya with a mandate to strengthen pastoral livelihoods, promote human rights and good governance, document and share indigenous knowledge systems, for enhanced community based participatory development in the context of sustainable environmental management.

ONAMIAP

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The National Organisation of Andean and Amazonian Women in Peru (ONAMIAP) is a national organisation of Andean and Amazonian indigenous women in Peru who are working for full exercise of their individual rights as women and of their collective rights as indigenous peoples. Based on principles of respect and recognition of diversity, the organisation implements actions aimed at strengthening the grassroots organisations, raising awareness of their demands and influencing the public agenda in order to gain representative spaces at a local, regional, national and international level.

PCN

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Black Communities’ Process (PCN) is a national civil society organization that brings together black communities in Colombia. Its mission is to protect and advocate for the rights and cultures of Afro-descendant communities across the country.

Red MOCAF

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The Mexican Network of Forest Peoples' Organizations (Red MOCAF) contributes to the development of the rural regions of the country. Since its constitution it has fought to integrate and strengthen different peasant organizations, now supporting more than 40 at a national level. The MOCAF Network has 54 affiliated organizations in 19 federal entities, which in turn unite approximately 120 thousand associates from with Ejidos, Indigenous Communities, Social Enterprises, Civil Associations, and Working Groups, related to forestry or silvicultural management and sustainable rural development.


REFACOF

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The African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF) was created in 2009 in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The mission of REFACOF is to promote women’s rights in Africa and advocate to shape policies and practices for gender equity in relation to land and forest tenure. The motto of REFACOF is "Securing Women’s Forest and Land Property Rights!"

REPALEAC

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The Network of Indigenous and Local Populations for the Management of Forest Ecosystems of Central Africa (REPALEAC), created in 2003 and reopened in 2003 at the Conference on the Ecosystems of the Dense and Humid Forests of Central Africa (CEFDHAC), aims to increase and guarantee the participation of indigenous and local populations in the management of forest ecosystems in Central Africa.

REJUIND

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The Indigenous Youth Network of Brazil (REJUIND) was formed in 2009 as a result of the First National Seminar on Indigenous Youth, held in Brasília, DF. REJUIND aims to be a tool to support and strengthen indigenous youth, using new information and communication technologies (ICT), pointing out the actions of advances and challenges, and prioritizing opportunities for political empowerment. REJUIND enables dialogue between the diverse Indigenous Peoples in Brazil, organizations and movements that work to defend human rights and Indigenous Peoples, and additionally contributes to relationships between indigenous youth networks in Latin America and the Caribbean. Currently we work with 3 focal points and 10 direct collaborators that interact with networks and youth organizations in indigenous villages and communities. The focal points and collaborators are found in all 5 regions of the country.

Tebtebba

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Tebtebba, also known as the Indigenous Peoples’ International Centre for Policy Research and Education, is an Indigenous Peoples’ organization born out of the need for heightened advocacy to have the rights of Indigenous Peoples respected, protected and fulfilled worldwide. It also advocates and works on the elaboration and operationalization of Indigenous Peoples’ sustainable, self-determined development. Tebtebba actively engaged in the processes which led to the adoption of international human rights law and other international instruments, policies and agreements. These include the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the establishment of spaces within the United Nations, such as the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, among others.