FAO Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

29 November 2010 | News story
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CEESP member Elizabeth Fox attended the launch event for the FAO Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples.  She writes, "The launching of the policy was well attended, followed by a light reception and quite a milestone of a success with years of discussions and work behind it.

The Policy document represents a formal commitment from FAO and provides a framework to FAO's work on Indigenous People. Should you wish to have further details, then please contact Regina Laub [


], Focal Point for FAO's Inter-Departmental Working Group on Indigenous Issues. Speakers at the 26 November launch included: Marcela Villarreal, Director Gender, Equity and Rural Employment Division, Saul Vincent, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues {Wahaca, Mexico}, Parviz Koohafkan, Director, Natural Resources Management and Environment Department, Alberto Sandoval, Senior Natural Resources Officer, UN-REDD Programme.

For further information on the background of this policy, and to download a copy, please click on the link to the right.


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