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KKF at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The Khmers Kampuchea-Krom Federation has been relentlessly working around the clock to advocate for the rights of its indigenous peoples in Kampuchea-Krom (the Mekong Delta and its surrounding areas).

In May 2004, KKF made their first historic appearance at the United Nations headquarters, in New York City during its Fourth Session on the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

The first Khmer-Krom organization to be present, their initial participation created waves of shock and disbelief as thousands of indigenous peoples, governments and non-governmental organization were enlightened about the human rights reality in Vietnam. In particular the issues relating to health, education, women, human rights and culture of the Khmer-Krom people were raised and recommendations presented to the Permanent Forum members.

Three years on, the KKF are fast gaining respect and recognition as an indigenous organization, making constructive contribution and recommendations concerning the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Permanent Forum Members, the Vietnamese government, and the NGOs.

Through their human rights work, KKF is actively monitoring the situation in Kampuchea-Krom and works at international levels including forums to ensure that Vietnam is adhering to its promises made at the United Nations and that it is genuinely reflected back at the grass roots level.

 

The following documents are related to KKF activities at the United Nations.


2010: Ninth Session on Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

2009: Eighth Session on Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

2008: Seventh Session on Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

2007: Sixth Session on Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

2006: Fifth Session on Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

2005: Fourth Session on Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

2004: Third Session on Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

KKF Book

The Khmer-Krom Journey to Self-Determination

 

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