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Written statement by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) to the Commission on the Status of Women’s 63rd Session

Introduction This written statement is submitted by the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) to the Commission on the Status of Women’s 63rd Session, in line with the communications submission procedure. We respectfully acknowledge the upcoming priority theme of Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls and commend the commission’s work towards ensuring a sustainable and just future for women and girls everywhere. Despite progress in some areas of the Sustainable Development Agenda, and given the worsening conditions for human ...

High-level Side Event: Protecting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Taking up the challenge in the context of the 2030 Agenda

“Protecting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:  Taking up the challenge in the context of the 2030 Agenda” on the margins of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly hosted by the Government of the Republic of Estonia in cooperation with the European Commission, the International Labour Organization, the Indigenous Peoples Major Group for SDGs and Partners. 21 September 2017 11.00 am to 12.30pm, UN Headquarters New York, Room C Marking the 10th anniversary the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples On 13 September 2007, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous ...

Bangladesh: Undertake a judicial investigation into Romel Chakma’s death and deliver justice immediately

Undertake a judicial investigation into Romel Chakma’s death and deliver justice immediately 10 May 2017 Forty indigenous peoples and human rights organizations, in a letter sent to Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed today, called for immediate judicial investigation into the death of Romel Chakma, who died after allegedly being tortured by Bangladesh Army officers. Further, the organizations have urged for effective justice for the death, including compensation for Romel’s family and stringent penalty for those responsible. 19-year old Romel Chakma, from Naniarchar Upazila in Rangamati was a young rights activist working for the recognition of the ethnic identity and rights ...