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In clear violation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ (UNDRIP) large areas of forest and farmland in Tanintharyi Region in southern Myanmar are being given away as concessions for the establishment of mono-crop plantations by private companies.
Department of Economic and Social Affairs Indigenous Peoples
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