Monthly Archives: April 2020

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 »

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 »

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 »