GENEVA: On the occasion of the 36th session of the Human Rights Council, the Permanent Missions of Denmark, Mexico and Guatemala, the OHCHR, the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) and the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) are hosting a side event to mark the 10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted at the UN General Assembly ten years ago. Denmark was one of the catalysers of drafting the Declaration and bringing it to the General Assembly. Read our interview with the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs.
According to reliable information received by IWGIA, forced and illegal evictions of Maasai pastoralists and serious human rights violations are happening in Tanzania. These violations take place on registered village land in Loliondo Division of Ngorongoro District, Arusha Region.
IWGIA is deeply concerned about the food crisis in the remote Naga Self-Administered Zone of Myanmar in the Northern Sagaing Region bordering India. IWGIA views the blockage of food supply as a gross violation of the right to food of the indigenous Naga communities in the area.
The Colombian indigenous movement recommends voting yes to end 52 years of a civil war that has cost more than 250.000 lives and displaced around 6,5 million people out of a 49 million population.