Indigenous

No ‘disconnect’ between indigenous people and their land: FAO expert

The traditional knowledge indigenous people have about land and natural resources is key to preserving the world’s biodiversity, according to an expert with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Protect indigenous people’s land rights and the whole world will benefit, UN forum declares

Protecting the land and resource rights of indigenous peoples will not only provide security for historically exploited groups but also help the global fights against climate change and biodiversity loss, said speakers on Monday at the annual United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Indigenous still face "harsh conditions" despite UN Declaration

A decade after the adoption of a landmark declaration that upholds their rights, indigenous people worldwide still suffer racism, discrimination, unequal access to education and other injustices.

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News in Brief 8 June 2017 (PM)

UN chief welcomes arms turn-over in Colombia

Recent progress in the implementation of the peace deal in Colombia is being welcomed by the UN Secretary-General.

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UN Gender Focus: Indigenous women and girls, fighting gender-based violence and Syrian refugees in Portugal

“Triple discrimination” holds back Indigenous women and girls: FAO

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Rights of indigenous peoples ‘not in a very good state,’ UN expert says

The rights of indigenous peoples are being abused by authorities and corporations that want access to their land and the resources – such as petrol – that l beneath it, the United Nations expert on the issue today said on the sidelines of the 2017 session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, currently under way in New York.

Information is power for indigenous women of the Americas

Indigenous women from the Americas are creating their own media to tell their stories and preserve the traditional knowledge of their people.

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UN Gender Focus: Yemen, indigenous women and disaster preparedness

Women and girls paying “heaviest price” in Yemen as famine looms: UNFPA

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News in brief 26 April (PM)

Innovation turns problems into progress, UN says on World IP Day

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Indigenous peoples are ‘moral compass of humanity,’ special UN General Assembly meeting told

Endorsement of the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples does not equal implementation, speakers told the UN General Assembly today at a special meeting to celebrate the Declaration’s tenth anniversary and renew commitment to its tenets as a vital solution towards attaining a just and sustainable world.