UN-REDD Programme FPIC Guidelines
UN-REDD, 14 December 2011

NEW YORK, USA: The draft UN-REDD Programme Guidelines on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) are open for public review. Comments are requested by 15 January 2012 and should be sent to jennifer.laughlin@undp.org and gayathri.sriskanthan@undpaffiliates.org. The Guidelines aim 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 three 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. Download the draft guidelines in English, French or Spanish … Read the reports of the consultations … Visit the UN-REDD Programme’s stakeholder engagement webpage …