Announcement Public event

Announcement Public event

Friday 11th September 2009 3pm- 5pm, Geneva

Prior to the 12th Session on the Human Rights Council, where the report of the Special Representative on Indigenous Rights will be presented, the Faith Based Network on West Papua organizes a public event. A formal invitation will be sent to you in the course of August, but we hope you can already reserve time for this occasion.

Indigenous Rights: Challenges for implementation in Papua, Indonesia

Two Human Rights Defenders from Indonesia are invited to share their point of view.

Poengky Indarti from Imparsial; she is an expert on SSR issues;

Pastor Johannes Djonga; he has worked for many years on land rights issues; specifically for indigenous people whose livelihoods are threatened by palm oil plantations. He has encountered several death threats in the passed years. Amnesty International did issue an urgent appeal fearing his security.

The location and more details on the speakers & topic will be announced on the website.

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact the Faith-based Network on West Papua on westpapuanetwork@gmail.com