Tag Archives: Indigenous Peoples

Human Rights Council holds Dialogue on Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Chief Wilton Littlechild, Chairperson Rapporteur of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, presents his report to the Human Rights Council. 18 September 2013 Geneva, Switzerland Photo # 561161The Human Rights Council this morning started a clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on indigenous peoples, James Anaya, and the Chairperson of the Expert Mechanism on the rights of indigenous peoples, Wilton Littlechild.  It also concluded its general debate on human rights situations requiring the Council’s attention after hearing from a series of non-governmental organizations. Continue reading

Human rights discussed as a cross-cutting theme in the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

The Human Rights Council has held a panel discussion on human rights as a cross-cutting theme in the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. Flavia Pansieri, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, in her opening statement, highlighted the significance of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, which would be held in December 2014. Continue reading

Breaking the Silence on Violence against Indigenous Girls, Adolescents and Young Women

One of the participants at the International Day of the World's Indigenous People. The commemoration is being observed with a one hour cultural event. 09 August 2004 United Nations, New YorkViolence against women and girls is a pervasive violation of human rights that persists worldwide and cuts across all socio-economic groups. This new collaborative study aims to provide a deeper understanding of the magnitude, nature and context of violence experienced specifically by indigenous girls, adolescents Continue reading

UN rights chief Navi Pillay urges States to do more to respect treaties with indigenous peoples

A Ladakhi woman, part of the Tibetan ethnic group. 01 August 1992 Photoksar, IndiaAhead of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, the United Nations human rights chief today urged States to do more to honour and strengthen their treaties with indigenous peoples, no matter how long ago they were signed. “Even when signed or otherwise agreed more than a century ago, many treaties remain the cornerstone for Continue reading

World Conference on Indigenous Peoples to be held at the UN Headquarters in September 2014

Nilson Tuwe Huni Kuĩ, an indigenous leader from the Western Amazon in Brazil, delivers an invocation. 14 February 2013Indigenous peoples from around the world today issued a common position for the high-level plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, also known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, to be held at New York Headquarters from 22 to 23 September 2014. Continue reading

New toolkit supporting conservation by indigenous peoples and local communities launched in Darwin, Australia

Launch of a new toolkit supporting conservation by indigenous peoples and local communitiesOn the occasion of the first World Indigenous Network (WIN) in Darwin, Australia, UNDP, UNEP WCMC, and SGP launched a toolkit designed to assist civil society-led initiatives around the world to voluntarily conserve Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCAs). Local communities and indigenous peoples make Continue reading