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Last Update: February 6, 2013

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  Cordillera Human Rights Alliance: 2013 Human Rights Situation in the Cordillera
  Declaration of the People's Global Camp: Development Justice Now! Junk the WTO!
  DECLARATION on Indigenous Peoples and the World Trade Organisation: Resisting Globalisation, Asserting Self Determination
  CPA-IPMSDL Statement: Assert our Right to Self Determined Sustainable Development! Junk the World Trade Organisation!
  Open Letter from the Balao Family
  CHRA Statement: We Continue to Search for James Balao and For Justice
  CPA Statement: Abolish the Pork Barrel System! End Bureaucratic Corruption!
  CPA Statement: Stop the Bombings and Militarization in Mountain Province!
  CPA Statement: Stop the Plunder of the Nation's Coffers! Abolish the Pork Barrel System!
  Indigenous Peoples Agenda 2013
  South Ocean Mining Company: Manang-allilaw ken Addaan iti Narugit a Rekord iti Panagminas
  CPA Statement: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
  World IP Day Press Release: Philippine IPs Update IP Agenda to Aquino Government
  World IP Day Press Release: Indigenous Peoples Left Out in Government's Peace and Development Agenda
  Statement from Save Mankayan Movement and CPA-Benguet on the Mankayan FPIC Process
  CPA Statement: More consultations should take place in Mankayan and all affected communities
  CHRA: Midyear Report On the Cordillera Human Righs Situation

The Cordillera Peoples Alliance at last year's United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva. The second annual forum was held from December 2-4. CPA also participated in the Indigenous Peoples Caucus held before the Forum.

With the Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL), Asia Pacific Indigenous Youth Network (APIYN), Alyansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN), Barisan Pemuda Adat Nusantara (BPAN), Land is Life and the Committee on the Protection of Natural Reources in Manipur, the Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) organised the International Workshop on Indigenous Peoples and the “World Trade Organisation: Resisting Globalisation and Asserting Self Determination” last December 2-3 in Bali, Indonesia, participated by some 38 indigenous leaders worldwide including women and youth. The workshop sought to build deeper understanding and awareness on the WTO and neoliberal globalisation and its impact to indigenous peoples. Photos Courtesy of Sigit Pratama/AMAN-BPAN

CPA also participated in the People's Global Camp (PGC) parallel to the World Trade Organisation Ninth Ministerial Conference. Indigenous peoples created their own spaces at the PGC, following the workshop on IPs and the WTO, through a public forum and actively participating in the plenary. The last day of the PGC plenary included the finalisation of the Declaration and People's March. The Declaration on Indigenous Peoples and WTO was submitted to the WTO MC9. Photos: AB Anongos/CPA (top) and Sigit Pratama/AMAN-BPAN (middle)/Julius Daguitan/APIYN and Bestang Dekdeken /IPMSDL (below)


Surface James Balao

CPA Founding Member and Oclupan Clan Association President James M. Balao, 47 years old. Abducted by military intelligence and security units at Lower Tomay, La Trinidad, Benguet on September 17, 2008. Respond to our ACTION ALERT.

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