Monthly Archives: January 2018

US must reverse “outrageous” dismantling of Bears Ears National Monument, says UN rights expert

By | 30 January, 2018

GENEVA (30 January 2018) – A US presidential order slashing the area of land in the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah and paving the way for the extraction of natural resources is outrageous and should be reversed, a UN human rights expert has said. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous… Read More »

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Pope Francis: Stand with the indigenous peoples of Peru and Chile -and of the world

By | 20 January, 2018

By Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Pope’s visit allows these communities to have their voices heard and their struggle better understood. This week, Pope Francis will meet with indigenous peoples in Peru and Chile contending with poverty, conflict, discrimination, and environmental destruction. They hope the Pope, who has been… Read More »

Indigenous rights must be respected during Kenya climate change project, say UN experts

By | 15 January, 2018

GENEVA (15 January 2018) – Three independent experts* appointed by the UN have expressed concerns about recent reports that indigenous Sengwer peoples in western Kenya have been attacked and forcibly evicted from their homes as a result of the implementation of the Water Towers Protection and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation project, an EU-funded water… Read More »