Focus at the AEPF 9

Lead Organizers: Focus on the Global South, Transnational Institute and EU-ASEAN FTA Network

Highlights of the Discussions

"A silent coup d' etat is taking place now because of corporate power”—this was a quote from a participant that underscored one of the main issues discussed in the workshop.

Lead Organizers: Focus on the Global South, KRuHA-Indonesia (People's Coalition for the Right to Water), AGWWAS (Alliance of Government Workers in the Water Sector, the Philippines), Waterworks Academy Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) Thailand, Peoples' Campaign for right to Water-Karnataka, India, TERRA, Thailand, Hands off the Land Network (FIAN, TNI, FDCL, IGO), Reclaiming Public Water Network

Highlights of the Discussions

Lead Organizers: Thai Working Group for Climate Justice and Focus on the Global South

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Progress on the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) Program at the UN level has been slow.  Safeguards agreed upon in Cancun are weak and are to be “promoted” and “supported” rather than upheld. Safeguards only note that the UN has adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples rather than insisting that REDD comply with UNDRIPs.

Lead Organizers: Thai Working Group for Climate Justice and Focus on the Global South

Highlights of the Discussions

AEPF9 Press Conferencem 19 October 2012 at the Chantapanya Hotel, Vientiane Laos

 We, over 1,000 women and men, representing people’s organisations and citizens from Asia and Europe joined together from 16th to 19th October 2012 in Vientiane, Laos at the 9th Asia Europe People’s Forum under the title “People’s Solidarity against Poverty and for Sustainable Development: Challenging Unjust and Unequal Development, Building States of Citizens for Citizens”.  The AEPF9 tackled four major themes, or People’s Visions, which represent AEPF’s hopes for citizens of the ASEM member countries and the communities they live in.  These are:

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