Indigenous peoples


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Rights

News

Extractive industries complaint

Civil society groups have reacted angrily to a document circulated by the Extractive Industries Review, the initiative established by the World Bank to make recommendations about its future roles in supporting oil, gas and mining.

1 April 2003

IFI governance

News

Indigenous policy implementation weak

An official assessment of the Bank’s compliance with its indigenous peoples operational directive confirms criticisms by indigenous peoples’ organisations that the Bank's record is deficient.

1 April 2003

Environment

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Indigenous groups angered by Bank policy decisions

Indigenous peoples and NGOs supporting them have released angry statements about the World Bank’s indigenous peoples and forests policies.

26 November 2002

Environment

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IFC reviews social and environmental policies

The policies that govern the International Finance Corporation’s approach to core social and environmental issues are currently under review.

25 March 2002

Environment

News

Extractive Industries Review gets harsh reception

NGOs say the World Bank’s Extractive Industries Review (EIR), launched at a workshop in Brussels at the end of October, has severe shortcomings.

17 January 2002

Environment

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Tanzanian authorities attempt to silence activists on Bulyanhulu case

Tanzanian authorities have arrested Rugemeleza Nshala, President of the Lawyers Environmental Action Team (LEAT), and raided the house of another LEAT lawyer, Tundu Lissu in connection with their investigations into abuses and irregularities at the World Bank-backed Bulyanhulu gold mine.

17 January 2002

Environment

News

New briefings on Bank policy revisions

Forest Peoples’ Programme has produced three new briefings on World Bank policy reformulation processes.

18 June 2001

Rights

News

Indigenous leaders angry at World Bank, IMF

World Bank and IMF policies harm indigenous communities around the world and are a new form of colonisation, said delegates to the First Millennium Conference of Indigenous Peoples, held in Panama in May.

18 June 2001

Conditionality

News

Ecuador adjustment protesters strike deal

In late January and early February Ecuadorean indigenous groups led further protests against government and IMF economic policies.

5 April 2001

Rights

News

Indigenous policy dilution threat

The World Bank’s revised Indigenous Peoples Policy will be released in draft early in 2001 for further consultations.

12 December 2000