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Mr. Abdon Nababan

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Secretary

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

Employment History

  • Head
    AMAN

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Secretary-General
    AMAN
  • Secretary-General
    Indigenous Peoples' Alliance of the Archipelago
  • Alliance Secretary-General
    Indigenous Peoples' Alliance of the Archipelago
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Web References
In the statement, Abdon ...
www.redd-monitor.org, 7 Oct 2014 [cached]
In the statement, Abdon Nababan, Secretary General of AMAN, says,
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Abdon Nababan, Secretary General of AMAN, stated that halting the enactment of the PPHMHA Bill was a deliberate tactic of the Ministry of Forestry as Chairman of the Government team. "The Ministry of Forestry is the most problematic ministry for indigenous peoples. In recent years, various conflicts have occurred in indigenous territories and customary forest, and all of these relate to the Ministry of Forestry." The problematic role of the Ministry of Forestry is recognized by recent policies that should have significantly reduced its influence. These include, amongst others, the Presidential Instruction on Moratorium Permit on Forest and the Constitutional Court Ruling No. 35 on Customary Forest. Similarly, the presence of a Memorandum of Understanding (NKB) between 12 Ministries and the Agencies, also aims to clarify and contain the role of the Ministry of Forestry over territories and forests. But, as noted by Nababan, the "Implementation of the Constitutional Court Decision by the Ministry of Forestry to date has not been promising," and institutional momentum for reform has been hampered by the continued concentration of power and resources in the Ministry of Forestry. Yet evidence continues to mount on the Ministry of Forestry's support to violating the rights of Indonesian citizens and exploiting the resources of the nation for the gain of only a few. In an ongoing public hearing conducted by the National Human Rights Commission (KOMNASHAM), various indigenous peoples have given testimony to the violence they and their communities have experienced in over 140 individual cases. These cases emerged as a result of claims by the state over indigenous territories, expropriation of land and territory by companies, destruction and expulsion by the state of indigenous peoples from their ancestral lands, and the systemic criminalization of indigenous communities by forestry institutions and other state institutions. The PPHMHA Bill aimed to tackle and rectify these injustices, but the failure to enact the bill means the status quo will continue, leading to increased conflict without resolution. "The existence of a law that recognizes and protect the rights of indigenous peoples is an important first step towards conflict resolution and conflict prevention," says Nababan.
"Forests are not solely economic ...
www.undp.org, 23 Sept 2014 [cached]
"Forests are not solely economic resources, but are the center of spiritual life and cultural integration for indigenous peoples," said Abdon Nababan, Secretary General of the Indigenous Peoples Alliance of Indonesia's Archipelago (AMAN).
AMAN secretary-general Abdon ...
www.thejakartapost.com, 21 Sept 2014 [cached]
AMAN secretary-general Abdon Nababan said the government's lack of initiative in settling the country's customary land disputes was also triggered by a conflict of interests within the Forestry Ministry, which now handles almost all aspects of forest management, including forest production, forestry planning and forest protection and natural conservation.
"How come the state gave the leading role to settle customary land disputes to a party that took part in causing them? Abdon said.
To avoid a further conflict of interests, Abdon suggested that the new administration of president-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo dissolve the Forestry Ministry and split its current duties among other ministries.
Rights and Resources - Indonesian government agrees to implement joint strategy granting land rights to people who live in and around the country's forests
www.rightsandresources.org [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, ...
www.thejakartapost.com, 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.
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