Namibia’s policies must guarantee inclusion of indigenous peoples – UN expert

Indigenous communities must be included at all levels in Namibia’s policies, a United Nations expert stressed today, adding that the Government must engage with them while respecting their unique identities.

Violence against women, property rights most pressing indigenous issues – UN expert

Violence against women and girls and the indiscriminate extraction of natural resources are among the most pressing issues that indigenous peoples face today, a United Nations human rights expert said today.

UN highlights vital role of media in empowering world’s indigenous people

Marking the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, United Nations senior officials today highlighted the key role played by the media in empowering indigenous people, stressing that traditional and new media are an essential component to help them preserve their cultures, participate in the social and political aspects of their societies and challenge stereotypes.

UN expert calls on Colombia to further dialogue with indigenous people in Cauca state

A United Nations independent expert today called on the Government of Colombia to advance the dialogue process with indigenous authorities in the state of Cauca to find a solution to the recent military presence in their territory and other related matters.

UN declaration on rights of indigenous peoples inspired changes – Al-Nasser

The President of the General Assembly, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, today hailed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, adopted five years ago, as a landmark document that has inspired positive changes in the protection of the rights of indigenous communities.

Work remains to realize rights of indigenous peoples, says deputy UN chief

Five years after the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted, a great deal remains to be done to realize the objectives contained in that landmark document, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro said today.

UN expert urges US to take more robust measures to tackle indigenous issues

The United States needs to adopt more robust measures to address the issues affecting its indigenous peoples, an independent United Nations expert said today, stressing that such policies must be developed in partnership with Native American, Alaskan Native and Hawaiian peoples in the country.

Panama: UN expert calls for dialogue between Government and indigenous people

An independent United Nations expert on indigenous rights called today on the Government of Panama and the country’s indigenous groups to establish a dialogue process to stop the recent tensions and violence from escalating after recent protests.