President Obama Nominates Keith Harper for UN Human Rights Council Ambassador

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 10, 2013 President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts WASHINGTON, DC — Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: •Daniel B. Baer – United States Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation … Read more

Canada: UN expert calls for meaningful dialogue with Aboriginal leaders after weeks of protests

GENEVA (8 January 2013) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, urged the Government of Canada and Aboriginal leaders to undertake meaningful dialogue in light of First Nations protests and a month-long hunger strike by Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation. “I am encouraged by reports … Read more

United Nations-Indigenous Peoples Partnership approves six country projects and one regional program to advance indigenous peoples’ rights

An Information Update The United Nations-Indigenous Peoples Partnership (UNIPP) held its second Policy Board meeting in New York on 27-28 October 2011 to review and approve proposals for UN country programs designed in partnership with indigenous peoples. The Board saw the active participation of indigenous expert members Raja Devasish Roy (Co-Chair of UNIPP and Member … Read more

United Nations-Indigenous Peoples Partnership makes key decisions at its inaugural Policy Board Meeting

(GENEVA) – The first global inter-agency initiative to promote and protect the rights of indigenous peoples concluded its inaugural Policy Board meeting today. The United Nations-Indigenous Peoples Partnership is a commitment to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and calls for its full realisation through the mobilisation of financial and technical assistance. … Read more