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World Indigenous Peoples Want Global Moratorium On Mining, Other Extractive Projects
MANILA, Philippines -- The united voice of the Indigenous Peoples yesterday swept from continent to continent in 37 countries calling on their respective governments to stop large-scale mining and other extractive activities (oil and gas projects) on their indigenous lands until effective measures to safeguard their rights and the environment are in place.
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UN Body Wants Mining Companies To Respect Rights Of Indigenous Peoples And Adhere

UN Body Wants Mining Companies To Respect Rights Of Indigenous Peoples And Adhere To International Standards Of Corporate Accountability

MANILA, Philippines -- Some 85 representatives of Indigenous Peoples from around the world have arrived in the country yesterday to find effective ways in combating abuses committed by giant companies engaged in extractive activities, which they claimed are still grossly violating the human rights of indigenous peoples and contributing to severe destruction of the environment.

 

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UN Mandates Meeting of World’s Indigenous Peoples and International Experts
UN Mandates Meeting of World’s Indigenous Peoples and International Experts to Address Issues of Human Rights Abuses and Corporate Accountability of Extractive Industries

Manila, Philippines – Indigenous peoples’ territories in almost all parts of the world are richly endowed with natural resources, including minerals, oil and gas. This rich endowment, however, has become a curse to many of them as corporations involved in extractive industries continue to encroach their lands and cause the worst forms of environmental degradation and human rights violations.
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