GENEVA (17 December 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, today urged the World Bank to recognize the central importance of human rights to its draft environmental and social policies, also known as Safeguard policies, which apply to its investment project financing. The draft Safeguards policies were… Read More »
GENEVA / LIMA (15 December 2014) – The proposed re-licensing of heavily polluted land in the Department of Loreto region of Peru would perpetuate and exacerbate serious violations of human rights of indigenous peoples, including their right to health, food and water, two United Nations experts on indigenous peoples and toxic waste have said today.… Read More »
Entrevista realizada en Lima, Perú, durante la COP20, y publicada en El Espectador, Colombia. 13 de diciembre 2014.Only Spanish / Solo en español. La Relatora de la ONU para los derechos de estos pueblos dice que ellos pueden ayudar a mitigar los impactos del calentamiento global y asegura que hora de que los Gobiernos los… Read More »
Visit to Paraguay: See Storify
UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, speaks at the high-level opening plenary session from the first day of the Global Landscapes Forum 2014, in Lima, Peru, during COP20.
ASUNCIÓN (28 November 2014) – At the end of an eight-day official visit to Paraguay, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz on Friday raised concerns about land and resource rights, access to social services and the judiciary, the lack of consultation of indigenous peoples, inequality, and discrimination against them.… Read More »