Category Archives: Press releases

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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MÉXICO. ONU-DH: el proceso de consulta indígena sobre el Tren Maya no ha cumplido con todos los estándares internacionales de derechos humanos en la materia

By | 19 December, 2019

Ciudad de México, 19 de diciembre de 2019 – La Oficina en México del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos (ONU-DH) llama la atención en relación con el proceso de consulta indígena sobre el “Proyecto de desarrollo Tren Maya”, realizado del 15 de noviembre al 15 de diciembre de 2019, el… Read More »

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Call for input: Report on the situation of indigenous peoples in Asia

By | 9 December, 2019

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, in cooperation with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), has initiated the preparation of a report on the situation of indigenous peoples in Asia. The Special Rapporteur wishes to focus her report on the experiences and current… Read More »

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Colombia: UN experts are outraged by killing of indigenous leader and community members

By | 31 October, 2019

GENEVA (31 October 2019) – UN experts* have deplored the massacre committed against members of the Nasa people in Cauca, Colombia and urge the Government to take urgent measures in cooperation with the indigenous authorities. Governor Cristina Bautista Taquinas and four unarmed Indigenous Guards were killed in the attack by illegal armed groups on 29… Read More »

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Honduras Government and businesses must ensure protection of rights of people affected by development projects, say UN experts

By | 4 September, 2019

GENEVA (29 August 2019) – The Government of Honduras must act now to address the root causes of social conflict and profound distrust in the ability of State institutions to promote a fair and inclusive economy, a team of UN human rights experts has concluded after a 10-day visit. All people affected by development projects… Read More »

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