Indigenous

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.

Status of declaration on indigenous peoples' rights in spotlight as UN forum opens in New York

Speaking at the opening of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, senior UN officials today underscored the need to do more to ensure that indigenous peoples are able to benefit from global development agenda, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

UN indigenous rights expert concludes visit to Australia

Australia must take action to reduce what one UN human rights expert sees as the country’s “astounding” imprisonment rate for indigenous people.

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