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The First Report on the 23rd UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, The Indigenous Caucus, July 16-17, 2005

Greetings to all, As you may or may not know, this weekend (the 16th and 17th of July) was the pre-WGIP Indigenous Caucus meeting in Geneva, in preparation for the next week of sessions of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations. Normally, I don’t do write-ups for these sessions, but since many of the key… Continue reading The First Report on the 23rd UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, The Indigenous Caucus, July 16-17, 2005

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Final Report on the 23rd UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, Geneva, Switzerland, July 18-22, 2005

Greetings to all, It was so great to see so many good friends, colleagues and relations this week! What a treat, and something of a shame that we are not able to see each other more often. I miss you all already! As I had found out that UNPO among other organizations were doing daily… Continue reading Final Report on the 23rd UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, Geneva, Switzerland, July 18-22, 2005

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And now, the end is near (or the Twenty-eighth and Final Report on the 61st UN Commission on Human Rights, April 22, 2005)

This morning opened with a heated debate on the decision regarding the proposed reform of the Secretary-General in the area of human rights, which ultimately was adopted by a vote of 34 in favour, 15 against and 4 abstentions. The most contested part of this decision was a proposed Working Group to examine the question… Continue reading And now, the end is near (or the Twenty-eighth and Final Report on the 61st UN Commission on Human Rights, April 22, 2005)