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Follow up to the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. Statement to the 8th session of the EMRIP Print

emrip2015The UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples Rights, Ms Victoria Tauli Corpuz, addresses the 8th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) under Agenda item 3: Follow-up to the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, including the review of the mandate of the Expert Mechanism.

She said,  "After the historic World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) held last year, this year's session is a good opportunity to visit the Outcome Document and see which among the commitments agreed to are moving or have great potentials of being implemented at the national and global levels."

"It is almost going to be a year since its adoption and this is an opportune time to see the trends as far as its implementation is moving. One other reason for revisiting this historic document is that this year, 2015, the UN is going to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals. The contributions and operationalization of the WCIP Outcome Document will be very important in ensuring that indigenous peoples will not be left behind in the implementation of these SDGs"

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Meetings with the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples during Eighth Annual session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Print

ungenevaThe Special Rapporteur, Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, will hold individual meetings with representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations during the eighth annual meeting of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Geneva. Representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations may request a meeting with her with regard to matters that fall within her mandate, including allegations of human rights violations.

The meetings will be held on the afternoons of Tuesday 21 July and Thursday 23 July.

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Statement. First session of the open-ended intergovernmental working group on transnational corporations with respect to human rights Print

"Indigenous peoples have been at the forefront of discussions regarding the human rights abuses committed by corporations since the 1970s. For decades, indigenous peoples have been victims of corporate activities in or near their traditional territories, which have depleted and polluted their traditional territories without their consent, putting many peoples at the verge of cultural or physical extinction. Today, little has changed in relation to this situation."

"The adoption by the Human Rights Council Resolution 26/9, establishing this Working Group represents a significant development. The United Nations responded to calls from around the world, including the persistent appeals of indigenous peoples, to strengthen the architecture of international human rights law in order to adapt further to the challenges posed by corporate-related human rights abuses."

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Meetings with the Special Rapporteur. Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Print

unpfii-logoThe Special Rapporteur, Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, will hold individual meetings with representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations during the fourteenth annual meeting of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York. The meetings will be held in the afternoons of 28 and 29 April 2015. Representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations may request a meeting with her with regard to matters that fall within her mandate, including allegations of human rights violations.

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Visit to Paraguay, November 2014. Media coverage Print

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