Instructions to United States Executive Directors; indigenous people in borrowing country; determination of impact; protection of rights; consultation
The Secretary of the Treasury shall instruct the United States Executive Director of each multilateral development bank to initiate discussions with other executive directors of the respective bank and to propose that the bank take such steps as may be necessary—
to determine, at the time an initial feasibility study is conducted with respect to a proposed project and to the fullest extent possible, the impact such project would have on indigenous people in the borrowing country;
to ensure compliance with loan conditionalities relating to the protection of the rights of indigenous people to lands and resources; and
to consult with indigenous people, and nongovernmental organizations representing indigenous people, at every phase of loan design, planning, implementation, and monitoring.
[Pub. L. 95–118, title XVI, § 1605], as added [Pub. L. 100–202, § 101(e) [title I]], Dec. 22, 1987, [101 Stat. 1329–131], 1329–134.)