Based on recent consultations and a draft framework document for World Bank engagement in the palm oil sector, eight CSOs wrote the letter to argue that the the Bank is not substantively engaging the criticisms of its previous involvement in the sector and urging specific action.
read the letter, Sept. 10,2010 … and the comments from Indigenous Peoples etc …
Links on Palm Oil and indigenous people:
Protest urges end to Agrofuel Subsidies, Sept. 15, 2010;
Rapid growth of palm oil industry tramples indigenous peoples’ rights, says report, on Mongabay.com /August 30, 2010; … and already in 2007: UN says palm oil destroys forests, indigenous cultures in Indonesia, Malaysia, on Mongaby.com /November 27, 2007;