—– Original Message —–
From: “Kannikar Kijtiwatchakul”
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2002 1:18 PM
Subject: [aspacjpf] Input from Thailand
> Congratulations for being our representative.
> I’m sure that you’d be our good representative.
> Once I sent comment of NGOs position to TWN.
> Unfortunately, there were some problems with their
> computer system. So my comments emphasizing on the
> rights og Community was sent too late. Although I had
> been told that a number of NGOs especially the
> indigenous peoples and other community organisations
> would be making a strong case for resource rights. I
> still want to highlight it again.
> On behave of the Thai Working Group on the
> People’s Agenda for Sustainable Development
> , there are some issues needed to be emphasised.
> As mentioned in the NGOs draft paper, more models of
> development suiting particular circumstance in each
> country and region should be better recognised in the
> revised version of Agenda 21 and an outcome document
> of WSSD. More importantly, political recognition of
> community rights in natural resources management and
> in determining model that is best suite should be more
> emphasised concretely. In order to emerge various
> models of sustainable development, we strongly believe
> that the right of community is the best counter
> balance of capitalism. We will be very appreciate, if
> this comment would be kindly delivered to MSD and
> pushed as a global agenda
> Coordinator of the Thai Working Group on the People’s
> Agenda for Sustainable Development
> (the Thai Working Group on the People’s Agenda for
> Sustainable Development is coordinated and
> by the Thai NGO Coordinating Committee on Development
> (NGO-COD), a grouping of approximately 300 NGOs
> across Thailand that are primarily engaged in
> supporting the
> campaigns and struggle of the marginalised sector in
> Thai society to protect their basic rights,
> democratise the development process and advocate
> sustainable development. All NGO-COD’s members and its
> allied networks are participating in the People’s
> Agenda process which emerged in the early 2000 against
> the globalisation of the neo-liberal agenda which has,
> since the Asian crisis in 1997, prevailed over
> Thailand’s path towards economic recovery.)
> Kannikar Kijtiwatchakul (Kar)
> Project for Ecological Recovery
> 409 Soi Rohitsuk, Pracharatbamphen Rd.
> Huay Kwang, Bangkok 10320
> Tel.66-2-6910718-20 Fax.66-2-6910714
> Mobile 66-1-7024421
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