Monthly Archives: August 2016

Indigenous peoples’ rights violated in the name of conservation

By | 30 August, 2016

Conservation of bio-diversity appears to come at a price. But who really bears this cost? The current friction which exists between conservation policies and indigenous communities is evident in the experiences of the Sengwer and Ogiek peoples in Kenya. Cherangani Hills in western Kenya, is home to several indigenous peoples including the Sengwer community. However,… Read More »

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“Make human rights the priority in all conservation efforts” – UN experts urge governments

By | 29 August, 2016

GENEVA (29 August 2016) – Effective and sustainable conservation requires respect for human rights, two United Nations experts on environment and indigenous peoples rights said today, ahead of the largest global forum for the adoption of conservation policies on protected areas: the World Conservation Congress (WCC), which will take place from 1 to 10 September… Read More »

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Conservation measures and their impact on indigenous peoples’ rights. Report to the General Assembly

By | 26 August, 2016

The present report is submitted to the General Assembly by the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples pursuant to her mandate under Council resolutions 15/14 and 24/9. In the report, the Special Rapporteur provides a brief summary of her activities since her previous report to the Assembly, as well as a thematic analysis… Read More »

Conservation and indigenous peoples’ rights. Report to the General Assembly, 2016

By | 25 August, 2016

UNITED NATIONSGeneral Assembly Seventy-first session Item 66 (a) of the provisional agenda* A/71/150. July 29, 2016 PDF: En Sp Ar Fr Ru Rights of indigenous peoples Note by the Secretary-General The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit the report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria… Read More »

Report: The situation of indigenous peoples in Honduras

By | 20 August, 2016

United NationsGeneral AssemblyHuman Rights CouncilThirty-third sessionAgenda item 3A/HRC/33/42/Add.221 July 2016 PDF  En Sp Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz Addendum The situation of indigenous peoples in HONDURAS* Note by the Secretariat The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special… Read More »

Joint Press Release – Indigenous Peoples’ Rights to Effective Participation and to Self-Determined Development

By | 10 August, 2016

Washington, D.C. August 10, 2016. On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, and Francisco Eguiguren, Rapporteur on the Rights of indigenous peoples of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) urge States in the Americas to ensure indigenous people’s right… Read More »

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Indigenous Peoples should establish and control their educational systems and institutions – UN experts

By | 9 August, 2016

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Tuesday 9 August 2016 Nearly ten years since the United Nations adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, indigenous children and youth still lack full access to adequate, accessible and appropriate forms of education, warned a group of four UN experts on indigenous issues in a… Read More »

Indigenous Peoples’ right to education – a transformative force for empowerment

By | 9 August, 2016

Message by the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Tuesday 9 August 2016. The 2016 International Day of the… Read More »

Statement on the celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines

By | 9 August, 2016

Statement of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on the celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, August 9, 2016 Today, August 9, we celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples which… Read More »

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