Monthly Archives: January 2011

Regional consultation on UN-REDD Programme with indigenous peoples and forest- dependent communities in Africa

From 24-27 January 2010, in Arusha, Tanzania, the Support Project for the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples participated in the final regional consultation carried out by the United Nations Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD) with indigenous peoples and other forest dependent communities. This workshop followed previous consultations in the… Read More »

Update of OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises should incorporate commitment to indigenous rights

The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises should advance compliance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Special Rapportuer stressed at a meeting with a working group of state delegates to the Organziation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris on 25 January, 2011. The working group is currently developing… Read More »


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  UN experts call for including human rights standards in development goals 19 March, 2012 – A group of independent United Nations experts today urged States to include universally agreed international human rights norms and standards, as well as accountability mechanisms, in the goals that will emerge from a UN sustainable development forum in June.  … Read More »

Chile / Isla de Pascua: declaración del Relator Especial de la ONU sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas, James Anaya, ante los desalojos de indígenas rapanuis

GINEBRA (12 de enero de 2011) – “Quisiera dar a conocer a todos los interesados que he mantenido comunicación con el Gobierno de Chile, sosteniendo un intercambio de información sobre la situación del pueblo rapanui en la Isla de Pascua. He expresado mi preocupación sobre las medidas de desalojo realizadas por efectivos de la fuerza… Read More »

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples   Adopted by General Assembly Resolution 61/295 on 13 September 2007      The General Assembly, Guided by the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations, and good faith in the fulfilment of the obligations assumed by States in accordance with the Charter, Affirming that… Read More »