UNSR Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

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Indigenous peoples cannot be ‘deleted’ from the new global development goals, UN experts state Print

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GENEVA / NEW YORK (18 July 2014) – The new United Nations sustainable development goals must not be a step backwards for indigenous peoples, a group of UN experts* on indigenous peoples has warned today. Their call comes as the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goalsmeets in New York to draft a set of goals which will be presented to the UN General Assembly in September.

"Indigenous peoples face distinct development challenges, and fare worse in terms of social and economic development than non-indigenous sectors of the population in nearly all of the countries they live," they said.

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Meetings with the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples during the seventh session of the United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Print

logo-acnudhDuring the week of 7 - 11 July 2014, Special Rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz will hold individual meetings with representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations during the seventh session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Geneva. Representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations may request a meeting with him concerning matters falling within his mandate, including allegations of human rights violations.

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Presentation to the WCIP Interactive Dialogue June 17-18, 2014 Print

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Presentation from the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

to the WCIP Interactive Dialogue

June 17-18, 2014, UN Headquarters New York

Question: What are indigenous peoples priorities/visions for sustainable development and how these priorities/visions be included in the national development planning as well as the international Post-2015 Development Agenda?

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UN Expert congratulates El Salvador on reforms to Constitution recognizing indigenous peoples Print

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GENEVA (17 June 2014) – The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, welcomed El Salvador's move to recognize indigenous peoples and commit to adopt policies to safeguard their ethnic and cultural identities, after ratifying amendments to Article 63 of the Constitution of the Republic.

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