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Respecting free, prior and informed consent
Manual

This document is a technical guide about Free Prior and Informed Consent. Best practices are listed for government organizations to respect FPIC, and for the NGO's, Indigenous groups and private investors can all follow their responsibilities within the FPIC model. Report created by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

This report showcases a Participatory Action Research project that lasted 26 months. It reports on Corporate Social Responsibility tools that companies and governments promote to ensure good corporate behaviour. The report looks at the extent to which CSRs respect human and ethnic rights in theory and practice. Recommendations are given for ways to strengthen current approaches and frameworks. Issues are presented through a variety of perspectives.

Making consent work for quality investment in the extractive industries
Policy Brief

2013 - English - Moderate

Making consent work for quality investment i...

Buxton Abbi, Wilson Emma


This briefing note explains the importance of FPIC from the perspective of the extractive industry through attraction of responsible investors. FPIC can empower communities and promote sustainable development that would otherwise be undermined by fear, uncertainty, and debates over government/company responsibilities. FPIC also fulfills requirements of companies to meet their formal and legal obligations.

FSC guidelines for the implementation of the right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)
Manual

2012 - Multilingual - Moderate

FSC guidelines for the implementation of the...

Forest Stewardship Council


Guide developed by the Forest Stewardship Council, which provides an overview of the Free, Prior and Informed Consent process, it provides a definition of FPIC, of each one of the elements, and an extensive detailed explanation of how to conduct the process.

The Business Reference Guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Report

2013 - Multilingual - Moderate

The Business Reference Guide to the UN Decla...

United Nations Global Compact


This compilation of business practices is intended to raise awareness of the corporate responsibility to respect indigenous peoples' rights and opportunity to support their rights. It describes what Free, Prior and Informed Consent is and provides guidelines for the industries to adopt it in their processes.

Guidelines for applying for Free, Prior and Informed Consent
Manual

2013 - Multilingual - Moderate

Guidelines for applying for Free, Prior and ...

Conservation International, Buppert Theresa, McKeehan Adrienne


This guide was developed by Conservation International (CI), in order to provide clear guidelines for implementing Free, Prior and Informed Consent effectively. It clearly defines acronyms, key words, background information, benefits of following FPIC, and a description for adopting the process in each step of the process.

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