UNSR Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

Indigenous Peoples & the COVID-19 Pandemic: Considerations Print


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. Indigenous peoples are nearly three times as likely to be living in extreme poverty as their non-indigenous counterparts. They account for almost 19 per cent of the extreme poor, irrespective of the region and residence in rural or urban areas [2] and even across international borders. They are custodians of a wealth of traditional knowledge and practices, languages and culture, which includes time tested responses to crises.

Meeting with the Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples. UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 19th session Print

UNPFIIThe Special rapporteur, Ms Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, will hold individual meetings with representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations during the 19th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at UN Headquarters in New York.
The meetings will be held between 9am and 1pm on Wednesday 15th April.

Meetings may be requested regarding matters that fall within the Special Rapporteur's mandate, including allegations of human rights violations.

How to request a meeting ?

Write an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it indicating the names of the persons attending, and a written note on the issues to be presented to the Special Rapporteur.
The tile of the email should start with " UNPFII Meeting request " + name of your organisation or community.
Priority will be given to requests sent before 27th March 2020.

Call for inputs on upcoming country visit to Denmark and Greenland 10 to 19 March 2020 Print


The Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples is collecting information in preparation of her upcoming country visit to Denmark and Greenland which will take place from 10 to 19 March 2020. The emphasis of the visit will be on Greenland where the majority of the visit will be carried out.

Pursuant to her mandate by the Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur promotes the effective protection of the rights of indigenous peoples, gathers good practices and challenges in terms of implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and makes constructive and concrete recommendations in relation to areas where there may be room for improvement.

Republic of Congo: Positive legal recognition for indigenous peoples needs concrete action, UN expert finds Print


GENEVA (25 October 2019) – The Republic of the Congo is leading the region in terms of legal recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples, but needs to step up work to put its commitments into practice, the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples has said at the end of a visit to the country.

"Indigenous peoples continue to face significant discrimination, exclusion and marginalisation, including in their access to health services, education, employment and political participation," said Victoria Tauli-Corpuz.

Appel à contribution. Prochaine visite en République du Congo (14-24 octobre 2019) Print

logo-acnudhLa Rapporteuse Spéciale des Nations Unies pour la promotion des droits des peuples autochtones, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, a été invitée par le gouvernement de la République du Congo du 14 au 24 octobre 2019 afin de venir étudier la situation des peuples autochtones dans le pays. Il s'agit de la deuxième visite du mandate en République du Congo depuis 2010.

Cadre et objectifs de la visite

Les visites dans les pays sont un moyen essentiel d'obtenir des informations directes et de première main et d'évaluer les évolutions positives ainsi que les défis et les lacunes en matière de protection et de promotion des droits des peuples autochtones. Elles permettent d'évaluer la situation des droits de l'homme et facilitent un dialogue intensif avec toutes les autorités publiques compétentes, tant au niveau national que local. Les visites dans les pays permettent également de prendre contact et directement recueillir des informations auprès de victimes et de leurs proches, des personnes et communautés touchées par les décisions politiques, des institutions nationales des droits de l'homme, des membres de la société civile, des organisations communautaires, de la communauté universitaire, de la coopération internationale et les organisations non gouvernementales internationales, et des agences et entités des Nations unies.

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