Tagged: indigenous peoples
Several organizations expressed their concern for the actions that took place in Guatemala on October 4, when seven members of the indigenous K’iche’ community lost their life as a consequence of the disproportionate response to their protests by State security forces who used firearms against the protesters.
The Guidelines on Land, Fisheries and Forests delivered today by the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) are a first essential step but there’s still a long road ahead before peoples’ rights to land, fisheries and forests are fully recognized and respected.
More than 2,000 Latin American indigenous people will meet to discuss and debate their proposals to defend their right to land on May 27-31 in Puno, Peru for a series of three summits.
Oxfam International is participating at the 9th World Social Forum in Belém, Brazil to help tackle the combined effects of the global economic crisis, rising food prices, and the effects of climate change in developing countries.