UNDP Administrator Emphasizes Safeguards for REDD+ at the launch of Forests 2011
In her address at the Ministerial Dialogue with the Heads of the member organizations of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, on the occasion of the 9th United Nations Forum on Forests, Administrator Helen Clark emphasized UNDP’s commitment to REDD+ safeguards.
Ms. Clark stated that recognition given in the Cancun Agreements to the need for strong safeguards to achieve the goals of REDD+ was a “breakthrough”. She committed UNDP, through the UN-REDD Programme, to “having its work on environmental and social safeguards that meet the expectations set out in the Cancun Agreement; developing a recourse mechanism for forest stakeholders involved in REDD+, to ensure accountability and provide a system for addressing complaints from affected parties; and ensuring that human rights and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, included the right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent, will underpin the safeguards framework”.
Read the full statement.