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UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: a conversation with experts

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is marking it’s tenth anniversary this year.

Ahead of its anniversary on 13 September, UN DESA’s Division of Social Policy and Development (DSPD) gathered experts for a three-day meeting on 25-27 January 2017 to discuss achievements made and challenges that remain in realizing the UN Declaration at the global, regional and national levels.

In light of the anniversary, we asked the following experts attending the meeting, where the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has made an impact, and how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are making a difference.

  • Victoria Tauli-Corpus (Philippines)
    UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim (Chad)
    Coordinator of the Association des Femmes Peules Autochtones du Tchad
  • Albert Barume (Democratic Republic of Congo)
    Chair of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Leslie Malezer (Australia)
    Expert Member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
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