UN Secretary-General raises indigenous issues during visit to Peru
While in the country, the Secretary-General met with the agencies, funds and programmes of the United Nations system in Peru to discuss the work of the UN related to indigenous peoples.
At a press encounter with President Ollanta Humala Tasso, the Secretary-General praised Peru for the measures taken to advance indigenous peoples’ rights and also “expressed concern about the loss of life during recent protests related to extractive activities”. He urged the Government to address social demands in compliance with international human rights standards.
See some of the remarks from the discussion here.