Namibia: UN expert calls for greater inclusion of indigenous peoples at all levels

By | 28 September, 2012

anaya-rapporteurThe United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, said today that indigenous communities in Namibia are demanding greater inclusion in decision-making at levels, increased educational opportunities and full recognition of traditional authorities representing minority communities.

Like many other countries around the world that have experienced European colonization and waves of migration, indigenous groups that are in the minority in Namibia have suffered injustices in the past that leave them disadvantaged, to varying degrees, in the present,” Mr. Anaya said at the end of his nine-day official visit to the country.

Read press release here.  See full end-of-mission statement here