The Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) in partnership with the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) held a regional capacity strengthening program –‘Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and Business – in Bangkok in 8-11 June 2019. This program strengthened the knowledge and skills of Indigenous Peoples (IPs) advocates to protect and promote human rights in the context of rapid economic development and the impact of large-scale development on the lands and livelihoods of IPs.
The program built knowledge of international human rights standards and mechanisms that can be applied and integrated into effective advocacy strategies. The program also enabled the sharing of experience and building of networks to share knowledge and support. The Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and Business program coincided with the annual forum of the OECD, which took place for the first time in Bangkok from 12-13 June, and which provided opportunities for program participants to interact with officials and experts.
The Diplomacy Training Program's Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and Business capacity building program receives support from the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).