Indigenous Protest in COP15 Print
Thursday, 10 December 2009 22:51

Indigenous Peoples Condemn Human Rights Violations at COP 15

IP ProtestCopenhagen, 10 December (IPFCC Media Team) - We, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ representatives from around the world participating in the ongoing climate change meeting under the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) condemn the violations of our rights in the ongoing negotiations on climate change. On the occasion of Human Rights Day, we seize this opportunity to call on all State Parties to respect our fundamental rights in these negotiations.

The climate crisis threatens our very survival, particularly forest-dependent, ice-dependent peoples, peoples in voluntary isolation, and the indigenous peoples of small island states and local communities.

Although we are the most affected by climate change effects our voices, our propositions, on the various negotiating texts are currently being ignored because not only are we kept outside the room but no one is listening to the cries and suffering of our peoples.

The IIPFCC affirms our global unity and solidarity to realize the enjoyment of our collective rights and the recognition of our vision, indigenous knowledge and our contributions in solving the climate change crisis.



Malia Nobrega

Jihan Gearon +45 5268 5594

Raymond De Chavez

Ibrahim Njobdi +45 5393 6207