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Mr. Abdon Nababan

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Phone: +62 *********
Email: a***@***.id
Local Address: Indonesia

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Secretary-General
  • Secretary-General
    Indigenous Peoples' Alliance of the Archipelago
  • Alliance Secretary-General
    Indigenous Peoples' Alliance of the Archipelago
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Abdon Nababan, Secretary ..., 18 Mar 2015 [cached]
Abdon Nababan, Secretary General of AMAN, hopes the report will compel Indonesia's new president to take concrete steps toward ensuring justice for the country's indigenous population. AMAN represents 15 million people belonging to 2,244 indigenous communities throughout Indonesiaâ€"a number of whom have been arrested for resisting efforts to block their community's access to lands they have depended upon for generations.
"Indigenous peoples are very easy to criminalize," Nababan said.
"These last few months, we have ..., 16 Feb 2015 [cached]
"These last few months, we have been working with Cabinet Secretary Andi Widjajanto to prepare for a presidential unit that will manage indigenous people," AMAN secretary-general Abdon Nababan said.
He said that the alliance had prepared a draft for the task force.
"The task force will prepare for a more permanent institution [the commission]," said Abdon.
In order to do that, the task force could also push for ratification of the Indigenous People's Rights Acknowledgment and Protection Bill that is currently stalled in the House of Representatives, he added.
Jokowi also pledged during his presidential campaign to push for the ratification, a promise that he did not keep as the government did not include the bill on its priority deliberation list at the House for this year.
"Indigenous people are thinking how could Jokowi not order his Cabinet to include the agenda item this year," Abdon said.
While the Constitutional Court delivered a verdict in 2013 declaring that customary forests no longer belonged to the state, which could play a critical role in the customary lands issue, unfortunately it had yet to be applied by the government.
Moreover, regional laws enacted in response to an outcry from indigenous people have also failed to address the problems so far, according to Abdon.
"The laws cannot be effective because it is still not clear who the indigenous people are [that they should protect]," he said.
Rights and Resources - Indonesian government agrees to implement joint strategy granting land rights to people who live in and around the country's forests [cached]
This is the first time we have been asked to participate at such a high level with the Ministry of Forests," said Abdon Nababan, head of AMAN, a coalition of Indonesia's indigenous and forest community groups.
Abdon Nababan, ..., 25 Sept 2014 [cached]
Abdon Nababan, secretary-general of the Indigenous Peoples' Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN), said Jokowi needed to apologize to [Indonesia's] indigenous people and promise to address their problems. "Such a gesture would restore people's confidence and trust and it wouldn't cost a penny," he said on the sidelines of the conference on Tuesday.
Jokowi has shown a strong interest in gross violations of human rights, which has been reflected by the work carried out by his transition team in gathering information and input on the issue from civil society groups.
According to Abdon, Jokowi, who will succeed President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Oct. 20, should first talk directly with those people who have suffered state abuses for decades.
He added that an intensive approach toward indigenous groups was necessary as they played a pivotal role in preserving the environment in general and forests in particular.
The UN recently hosted the two-day world conference on indigenous peoples, which was opened Monday by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The conference issued an Outcome Document, which clearly outlined the need for UN member states to end the massive suffering of indigenous peoples from exploitation and oppression at the hands of their own governments and private companies.
Addressing the conference as Asia's representative during the closing session, Abdon said the global climate-change crisis had provided the momentum for indigenous peoples to convince the world that they were a key part of the solution to global warming.
"Violence has often been used by the state to silence dissent. At the heart of the crisis, basic corruption and abuse of power has happened in the process of forest and land grabs, notably in the process of obtaining permits for forest conversions. It is all caused by human greed," Abdon said.
Rights and Resources - AFP: Indonesia's pledge to forest people welcomed [cached]
Indigenous Peoples Alliance Secretary-General Abdon Nababan said forest people were in danger of being forced off their land and denied their customary livelihoods in the name of conservation.
"The basic point is that if you want to protect the forests, you must protect the people who protect the forests," he told AFP.
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