Monthly Archives: March 2011

International development cooperation must advance indigenous self-determination

“The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples calls for a new model of development, one that advances indigenous self-determination and offers real opportunities for partnership“, the Special Rapporteur told German government officials and others participating in an expert workshop in Berlin on March 29, 2011. The Special Rapporteur gave the keynote presentation at… Read More »

Meetings with the Special Rapporteur on the rights indigenous peoples during the tenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The Special Rapporteur, Professor James Anaya, will hold individual meetings with representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations during the tenth session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, in New York. The meetings will be held from 18 to 20 May 2011. Representatives of indigenous peoples and organizations may request a meeting with… Read More »

Report on natural resource extraction and the Marlin Mine in Guatemala

The Special Rapporteur has issued his report on the Situation of indigenous peoples of Guatemala in relation to natural resource extraction projects, and other projects, in their traditional territories. In an appendix to the report, he analyzes the human rights situation of communities affected by the Marlin mine in the municipalities of San Miguel Ixtahuacán… Read More »