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The draft UN-REDD Programme Guidelines on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) are open for public review until 15th January 2012.

The aim of the Guidelines is to outline a normative, policy and operational framework for UN-REDD Programme partner countries to seek FPIC, as and when appropriate, as determined by the Programme partner country in consultation with relevant rights-holders. The Guidelines also provide definitions of the underlying elements of FPIC and information on grievance and accountability.

The Guidelines were developed through a consultative process with indigenous peoples and civil society representatives via a series of regional consultations held between June 2010 and January 2011 in the 3 regions where the UN-REDD Programme is active: Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean. During these consultations, participants developed definitions and processes to operationalize FPIC for the UN-REDD Programme.

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Please click here to access the reports for these consultations.

Please click here to visit the UN-REDD Programme’s updated Stakeholder Engagement page.


Extpub | by Dr. Radut