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27
Apr
2015
Statement to the 14th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Print

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Statement by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples
14th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 
27 April 2015, New York

I am grateful for the opportunity to address the Permanent Forum and all of you attending this session to share some of my views on the issue of indigenous peoples' right to self-determined development and other economic, social and cultural rights. Dealing with this now is timely and important because the UN member-states are currently negotiating the post-2015 Development Agenda, with focus on the means on how the Sustainable Development Goals can be implemented and what indicators to use to measure progress achieved.

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28
Apr
2015
Statement. 14th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Print

Statement by Victoria Tauli Corpuz. Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples
14th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues – 27 April 2015, New York.

 

 
12
Mar
2015
UN Special Rapporteur: Indigenous Peoples' rights must be respected in global climate change agreement Print

vicky-hrcVictoria Tauli-Corpuz speaks at a Human Rights Council panel on Human Rights and Climate Change.

Indigenous Peoples have contributed little to climate change, but they suffer the worst impacts and have an important role to play in contributing to global solutions, said United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, before the Human Rights Council on March 6th. The discussion focused on human rights and climate change, with most speakers stressing the importance of a global agreement to limit emissions which nations are hoping to adopt in Paris this December. Tauli-Corpuz emphasized that such an agreement must respect human rights, including rights of Indigenous Peoples:"I will remind all of us again that the rights of those who suffer the most from climate change and yet can contribute to the solution should be protected, respected, and fulfilled."

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06
Mar
2015
Human rights and Climate Change. Panel HRC Print

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Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in a high level panel on Human Rights and Climate Change.
Human Rights Council, Geneva, March 6, 2015.

 

 
16
Feb
2015
UN Special Rapporteur: Conservation policies must fully respect Indigenous Peoples’ rights Print

vtccorteidhVictoria Tauli-Corpuz testifies before the Inter-American Court on Human Rights.

States must fully recognize and respect Indigenous Peoples' rights when implementing conservation and biodiversity initiatives, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, said in testimony before the Inter-American Court. Addressing the court in Costa Rica in early February, she said that conservation projects have too often involved governments seizing and nationalizing indigenous territories and subjecting the people who managed them to impoverishment, cultural deterioration, and other severe human rights violations.

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08
Feb
2015
Protected areas and the rights of indigenous peoples. Expert testimony before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights Print

 

Expert Testimony of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR)on the Case of Kaliña and Lokono Peoples vs. the Government of Surinam; Presented on 3 Feb. 2015, Costa Rica.

Object: international regulations and policy on protected areas and on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in relation to the rights of indigenous peoples, included in the Convention on Biological Diversity, as well as the relation to protected areas established in the territory of the alleged victims.

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17
Dec
2014
World Bank should recognize importance of human rights in its new environmental and social policies Print

acnudhGENEVA (17 December 2014) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, today urged the World Bank to recognize the central importance of human rights to its draft environmental and social policies, also known as Safeguard policies, which apply to its investment project financing. The draft Safeguards policies were released by the Bank in July for public consultation, as part of the multi-stage review.

"The draft Safeguards seem to go out of their way to avoid any meaningful references to human rights," Mr. Alston stressed, in a joint letter* to World Bank president Jim Yong Kim, together with a group of twenty-seven other independent experts of the largest fact-finding and monitoring mechanism of the UN human rights system.

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15
Dec
2014
Peru / Indigenous peoples: “New oil project threatens further harm for human rights victims” – UN experts warn Print

acnudhGENEVA / LIMA (15 December 2014) – The proposed re-licensing of heavily polluted land in the Department of Loreto region of Peru would perpetuate and exacerbate serious violations of human rights of indigenous peoples, including their right to health, food and water, two United Nations experts on indigenous peoples and toxic waste have said today.

The UN human rights experts' warning comes after the Peruvian Government's decision to start licensing block 192 (formerly 1 AB) on 15 December 2014, despite a signed agreement between the State-owned oil company Petroperu and indigenous communities to clean up land and water heavily polluted by 44 years of oil spills.

"While the world looks on to Paris following the conclusion of the Lima Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Peruvian Government needs to do more to protect their own citizens from environmental harm and prevent the recurrence of environmental emergencies affecting indigenous peoples, including the Quechuas, Kichwas, Kukamas and Urarinas," the new UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli Corpuz, said.

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14
Dec
2014
Entrevista con Victoria Tauli-Corpuz ‘Los indígenas dan soluciones al cambio climático’ Print

vicky-elespectadorEntrevista realizada en Lima, Perú, durante la COP20, y publicada en El Espectador, Colombia. 13 de diciembre 2014.
Only Spanish / Solo en español.

La Relatora de la ONU para los derechos de estos pueblos dice que ellos pueden ayudar a mitigar los impactos del calentamiento global y asegura que hora de que los Gobiernos los tengan en cuenta en sus discusiones.

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz es la primera mujer nombrada como Relatora Especial sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas de Naciones Unidas. Nació en Filipinas y ha sido una activista con gran trayectoria en la defensa de los derechos como lo fue, por ejemplo, como presidenta del Foro Permanente sobre Cuestiones Indígenas.

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06
Dec
2014
Opening plenary session of the Global Landscapes Forum, Lima 2014 Print

 

UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, speaks at the high-level opening plenary session from the first day of the Global Landscapes Forum 2014, in Lima, Peru, during COP20.
 
06
Dec
2014
Visit to Paraguay, November 2014. Media coverage Print

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28
Nov
2014
UN Special Rapporteur: Statement upon conclusion of the visit to Paraguay Print

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Mission Paraguay

Asuncion. 28 November 2014 - The Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, provided his preliminary observations and recommendations at a press conference upon conclusion of his 8-day visit to Paraguay. During his time in the country, she carried out a series of meetings with Government representatives at the national and provincial levels, and with representatives of indigenous peoples and civil society, in Asunción and other cities, as well as in indigenous territories in the Chaco and Oriental Regions.

"Over the past several days, I have collected a significant amount of information from indigenous peoples and Government representatives. In the following weeks, I will be reviewing the extensive information I have received during the visit in order to develop a report to evaluate the situation of indigenous peoples in Paraguay and to make a series of recommendations. This report will be made public, and will be presented to the United Nations Human Rights Council. I hope that it will be of use to the indigenous peoples, as well as to the Government of Paraguay, to help find solutions to ongoing challenges that indigenous peoples face in the country. In advance of this report, I would like to now provide some preliminary observations and recommendations on the basis of what I have observed during my visit."

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19
Nov
2014
Paraguay: UN rights expert to assess indigenous peoples’ participation and land and resource rights Print

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GENEVA / ASUNCIÓN (19 November 2014) – The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, will carry out an official visit to Paraguay from 21 to 28 November 2014 to study the situation of indigenous peoples in the country .

"I will explore, among others, the issues of land and resource rights, as well as participation and consent -which can be achieved through free, prior and informed consultations," Ms. Tauli-Corpuz said, announcing the first visit ever to Paraguay by an independent expert tasked by the UN Human Rights Council to monitor, report and advise on indigenous peoples' rights worldwide.

"These issues were identified as the priorities of indigenous peoples' in Paraguay during a series of dialogues with them prior to the visit," she noted. "I hope this visit will contribute to raising awareness of the concerns of indigenous peoples in the country, concerns that are often ignored by the societies in which they live."

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17
Nov
2014
How a Filipina Activist Fights for Human Rights at the U.N. Print

vtc-sydney[CI, 17 November, 2014] Earlier this year, CI board member and human rights activist Victoria Tauli-Corpuz was appointed as the U.N.'s Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the Human Rights Council President. She is the first woman and the first person from a developing country to hold this three-year position. Vicky attended the World Parks Congress this past week in Sydney, Australia. Today on Human Nature, she explains what brought her to this point.

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14
Nov
2014
UN Special Rapporteur: Despite Efforts to Advance Development, Rights of Indigenous Peoples Remain Few and Far Between Print

UNVictoria Tauli-Corpuz Reports on World Conference of Indigenous Peoples, Calls for Stronger Recognition and Protection of Essential Human Rights

(Geneva, November 14, 2014). Despite global efforts by the United Nations to advance social and economic development , the rights of Indigenous Peoples remain widely neglected and often unenforced, according to Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Tauli-Corpuz stressed the importance of human rights in her report to the United Nations General Assembly regarding the outcomes of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, held on 22-23 September, 2014.

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20
Oct
2014
Statement by Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to UN General Assembly, October 2014 Print

 

Statement by Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz,  to 69th session of the UN General Assembly, Third Committee, New York, 20 October 2014.

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06
Oct
2014
Indigenous Innovations Print

natureThe expansion of the global economy has brought both prosperity and peril to indigenous communities. But Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, who is the executive director of the Tebtebba Foundation and was recently appointed United Nations special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, champions the inventive ways communities are negotiating the pressures of the global marketplace while protecting traditions and natural ecosystems.

Interview. Ford Forum

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23
Sep
2014
[Video] Statement of the Special Rapporteur to the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples Print

 

Statement of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz.

Roundtable: "UN system-wide actions for the Implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples". UN General Assembly, Sixty-ninth session, World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, #WCIP2014,  New York, September 22, 2014.

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22
Sep
2014
Statement of the Special Rapporteur to #WCIP2014. UN system-wide actions for the Implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Print

Vicky Tauli-Corpuz wcip2014New York, September 22, 2014. Mrs. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, participated in the high-level plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. The Special Rapporteur participated in a Roundtable on "UN system action for the Implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples".  Mrs. Tauli-Corpuz provided observations and recommendations. She said:  "I am honored to speak before you today, to share my own assessment of the Outcome WCIP Document on enhancing the system-wide actions of the United Nations for more effective implementation on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and my recommendations on how to implement this. Indigenous peoples' rights and development issues basically cut across the work of all UN agencies, bodies, programmes and funds. This is one of the main reasons on why indigenous peoples persisted in getting the UN to establish the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and its Secretariat to help raise awareness and coordinate the UN as far as the policies and programmes of the various UN entities on indigenous peoples are concerned."

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17
Sep
2014
Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to the Human Rights Council 2014

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, to the UN Human Rights Council, Geneva, September 17, 2014. 

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