16 April, 2018

UN Permanent Forum will analyze the exercise of territorial rights of indigenous peoples

Indigenous leaders of the world will debate for two weeks to address recommendations to the Member States.

Foto: UN Photo/Evan Schneider

On Monday, the 17th Session of the Permanent Forum of the United Nations for Indigenous Issues, an advisory space of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), was inaugurated for matters related to the rights of the indigenous peoples of the world. its functions the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

In this session, the main theme will be “The collective rights of indigenous peoples to lands, territories and resources”. Representatives of indigenous peoples and civil society will debate for two weeks to issue recommendations to guide the UN system and the Member States to facilitate the full exercise of the rights of peoples.

Among the main problems that will be the subject of debate are the occupation of ancestral indigenous territories by colonizing groups, extractive industries and armed conflicts; the advantages of the management of territories by indigenous peoples for conservation; and the articulation of these collective rights with the Sustainable Development Goals.

CHIRAPAQ, Center for Indigenous Cultures of Peru, will participate in the Permanent Forum with two parallel events, on the situation of indigenous midwives in the Americas and on progress in the implementation of the Forum’s recommendations on sexual and reproductive rights and health and violence of genre.

For her part, the Quechua leader Tarcila Rivera Zea, member of the Permanent Forum, has assumed one of the vice presidencies of the Forum. In the next video, comment on the inaugural statements of this morning’s session.

Inauguración UNPFII17

~ Estamos en la 17° sesión del Foro Permanente de la ONU sobre Cuestiones Indígenas #UNPFII17, que tiene como tema principal “Los derechos colectivos de los pueblos indígenas a las tierras, territorios y recursos”. En este video comparto mis comentarios sobre los discursos inaugurales. Más información vía Chirapaq –> #SomosIndígenas~ We are participating in the 17° Session of United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. This session's main theme is "Indigenous peoples' collective rights to lands, territories and resources". In this video I share my comments on the inaugural speeches. More information via Chirapaq –> #WeAreIndigenous

Posted by Tarcila Rivera Zea on Monday, April 16, 2018