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‘Free, informed consent’ of Indigenous Peoples over land-use, is key: forum chair

‘Free, informed consent’ of Indigenous Peoples over land-use, is key: forum chair

Introduction:

The “free, informed consent” of Indigenous Peoples over how their historic territory is used, is a key demand arising from the latest UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which ended on Friday.

That’s according to the chairperson of the Forum, Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine, who is a medical doctor from Mali.

She spoke to Liz Scaffidi about how the Forum had gone, which provides expert advice and recommendations on indigenous issues to the UN’s Economic and Social Council as well as specialized agencies.

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The “free, informed consent” of Indigenous Peoples over how their historic territory is used, is a key demand arising from the latest UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which ended on Friday.

That’s according to the chairperson of the Forum, Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine, who is a medical doctor from Mali, who told Liz Scaffidi how the two-week event had gone.

Audio Credit
Liz Scaffidi, UN News
Audio Duration
4'22"
Photo Credit
UN Photo/Manuel Elías