Author Archives: UNSRIP

Indigenous Peoples & the COVID-19 Pandemic: Considerations

By | 29 April, 2020

There are more than 476 million indigenous peoples in the world, found in all regions of the world [1], from the Arctic to the tropical forests. Indigenous peoples are more than 6 per cent of the global population. Indigenous peoples, in particular indigenous women and girls are often disproportionately affected by epidemics and other crises.… Read More »

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Amid coronavirus, let’s not forget about indigenous people.

By | 23 April, 2020

By Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous communities play a critical role in preventing the emergence of diseases and must be involved in the response to the pandemic  For the first time in living memory, the industrialized world understands what it is to be entirely susceptible to disease,… Read More »

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COVID 19 and Indigenous Peoples

By | 15 April, 2020

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples [Baguio, Philippines, 01/04/2020]   As several friends, indigenous individuals and love ones get infected with COVID-19 and some have passed away I am terribly concerned. Concerned because some of these deaths could have been avoided if we have more humane and caring politicians, societies and… Read More »

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Statement on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and economic, social and cultural rights

By | 11 April, 2020

Statement on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and economic, social and cultural rightsCommittee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights I. Introduction 1. The COVID-19 pandemic is threatening to overwhelm public health care systems, and is having devastating impacts across the world on all spheres of life – the economy, social security, education and food production.… Read More »

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COVID-19 yet another challenge for indigenous peoples

By | 10 April, 2020

UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) 6 April 2020 COVID-19 yet another challenge for indigenous peoples The global reach of the COVID-19 virus affects us all, but some groups will suffer disproportionately and in different ways. Indigenous peoples are such a group. Many indigenous peoples live in remote regions difficult to… Read More »

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“Unacceptable” – UN expert urges better protection of older persons facing the highest risk of the COVID-19 pandemic

By | 31 March, 2020

GENEVA (27 March 2020) – Society has a duty to exercise solidarity and better protect older persons who are bearing the lion’s share of the COVID-19 pandemic, a UN human rights expert said. “Reports of abandoned older persons in care homes or of dead corpses found in nursing homes are alarming. This is unacceptable,” said… Read More »

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UN expert on indigenous peoples’ rights to visit Greenland and Denmark

By | 7 March, 2020

GENEVA (6 March 2020) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, will carry out an official country visit to Denmark and Greenland from 10 to 19 March 2020. “I look forward to learning about how the Greenland Self-Government has been established and is functioning in practice, as this sets… Read More »

International Women’s Day Statement by United Nations Human Rights Experts

By | 6 March, 2020

Twenty-five years after the Beijing Fourth World Conference on Women, no country in the world is free from discrimination against women Women’s and girls’ activism and autonomous movements have been the driving forces behind the advancement of women’s human rights and gender equality, and remain ever essential. Women and girls have been at the forefront… Read More »

Meeting with the Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples. UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 19th session

By | 3 March, 2020

The Special rapporteur, Ms Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, will hold individual meetings with representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations during the 19th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at UN Headquarters in New York.The meetings will be held between 9am and 1pm on Wednesday 15th April. Meetings may be requested regarding matters that fall… Read More »