This spot talks about the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ or EMRIP. This is a body made up of five experts on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights who study and report on important themes to Indigenous People worldwide.
This spot outlines the visits the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples can make to specific Indigenous communities to investigate their situation and what happens afterwards. The Special Rapporteur will write a report on the situation that will be published and call on governments to improve the situation.
This spot talks about the visits the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples can make to specific Indigenous communities to investigate their situation on the ground. On these trips she also meets with government officials and NGOs to investigate more deeply and examine alleged violations.
This spot outlines the ways in which Indigenous Peoples can use the three main UN mechanisms that are dedicated to Indigenous Peoples rights, the Special Rapporteur, the Expert Mechanism of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, to help their causes locally. Indigenous Peoples can use official recommendations and reports from these mechanisms for support at meetings with governments officials and also to spread the word about what is happening through the media.
This spot talks about the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, or EMRIP, which is a UN body dedicated to studying and reporting on issues affecting Indigenous Peoples around the world. The studies that the EMRIP produces go in depth on issues affecting Indigenous Peoples across the world, such as a recent study it carried out on access to justice.
This spot talks about Victoria Tauli Corpuz, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous whose role is to investigate the situation of Indigenous Peoples around the world and promote their rights. It highlights the importance of Indigenous People getting in touch with her to bring specific issues to her awareness.
This spot outlines the recommendations made by the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issue in 2013 on the importance of drawing attention to Indigenous issues in the media through journalism and other modes of communication. The UNPFII is a UN body responsible for bringing international attention to specific issues related to Indigenous Peoples’ health, human rights, economic and social development, environment, education and culture by making recommendations to UN member states and agencies.
This spot outlines the importance of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. It is a forum made up of sixteen members that meets yearly to write reports and recommendations to advise states and UN agencies on important issues facing Indigenous Peoples. The forum focuses on general issues that are common to Indigenous Peoples such as health, violence against women and food sovereignty.
This spot outlines the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, a UN committee made up of sixteen people that advises the UN on issues such as economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights. At these meetings important issues facing Indigenous People are discussed and, if pre-registered, people outside the committee can attend and even present on specific issues.
This spot outlines the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples from 2007 endorsed by member countries of the United Nations. The main purpose of the declaration is to defend the rights of Indigenous Peoples by pressuring the governments of UN member countries to stop Indigenous rights violations. Though not legally binding, it provides an ethical framework for human rights with standards that can become bylaws and policies at the national and international level.