Safeguarding human rights for indigenous peoples - what are EU’s responsibilities?

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Indigenous peoples represent 6.2% of the global population. They manage 11% of the world’s forests. In doing so, they have a critical role in protecting the planet’ biodiversity from being lost due to climate change. However, the collective and individual rights of indigenous peoples continue to be violated in various regions of the world by national and international state and non-state actors.

The webinar will address the ways in which the EU could enhance its policies and programs to prevent and address discrimination and human rights violations towards indigenous peoples.

13.00-13.10 Opening remarks by Abir Al-Sahlani and Soraya Rodriguez (tbc)

13.10-14.50 Panel (Moderators: Soraya Rodriguez and Abir Al-Sahlani)

  • Francisco Cali Tzay, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples
  • Joan Carling, Co-convenor of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group for Sustainable Development
  • Saoudata Aboubacrine, Tuareg, tin-hinane women association (Burkina/Mali/Niger)
  • Rodion Sulyandziga, Russia / Director of the Center for support of indigenous peoples of the North (CSIPN) / UN system expert
  • Sebastien Porter, Programme Manager, Gender Equality, Human Rights and Democratic Governance, DG DEVCO


14.50-15.00 Concluding remarks by Soraya Rodriguez and Abir Al-Sahlani (tbc)

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