News headlines for “Rights of Indigenous People”, page 2

  1. One Earth: Why the World Needs Indigenous Communities to Steward Their Lands

    Monday, August 07, 2017

    BHUBANESWAR, India, Aug 07 (IPS) - "Showing them a picture-book crow, I intone ‘kaak' in Bengali, the State language. While others repeat in chorus, the tribal Santhali first-graders respond with a blank look. They know the crow only as ‘koyo'. They'll happily roll out glass marbles to count but ask them how many they counted, they remain silent because in their mother tongue, one is mittwo is bariah - very different sounding from the Bengali ek and du."

  2. A Hostage to Parliament, Temer Sacrifices Indigenous Rights to Save Himself

    Monday, August 07, 2017

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 07 (IPS) - Brazilians now have new reasons to yearn for and at the same time fear the parliamentary system of government. It facilitates quick solutions to political crises such as the one that is currently affecting the country, but it also further empowers reactionary forces and has led to backsliding on gains such as indigenous rights.

  3. World Still Lagging on Indigenous Rights 10 Years After Historic Declaration, UN Experts Warn

    Monday, August 07, 2017

    GENEVA / NEW YORK, Aug 07 (IPS) - The world's indigenous peoples still face huge challenges a decade after the adoption of an historic declaration on their rights, a group of United Nations experts and specialist bodies has warned. Speaking ahead of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on 9 August, the group says States must put words into action to end discrimination, exclusion and lack of protection illustrated by the worsening murder rate of human rights defenders.

  4. Latin America Discusses How to Make Environmental Rights a Reality

    Friday, August 04, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Aug 04 (IPS) - The final declaration of the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 stated that "Environmental issues are best handled with the participation of all concerned citizens." However, this rarely happens in Latin America and the Caribbean.

  5. International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    Wednesday, August 02, 2017

    ROME, Aug 02 (IPS) - Over the centuries, Indigenous peoples who have in-depth and locally rooted knowledge of the natural world , have been increasingly dispossessed of their lands, territories and resources and have lost control over their own way of life.

  6. UN Appoints Experts to DRC’s Kasai to Probe Harrowing Rights Abuses

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 27 (IPS) - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, appointed a team of three international experts yesterday to collect information and raise awareness about grave atrocities in the ongoing conflict in the remote Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

  7. How to Achieve Universal Goals, Strategically

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Discussion around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a list of 17 goals listed by the UN, was all the buzz in the conference rooms of UN headquarters this week.

  8. Civil Society on SDG Engagement: “We Are Not Guests”

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Showing up in record numbers, civil society groups are urging greater inclusion and accountability in sustainable development processes at a UN high level meeting.

  9. When Women Have Land Rights, the Tide Begins to Turn

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    NEW DELHI, Jun 12 (IPS) - In Meghalaya, India's northeastern biodiversity hotspot, all three major tribes are matrilineal. Children take the mother's family name, while daughters inherit the family lands.

  10. The Relentless March of Drought - That ‘Horseman of the Apocalypse

    Wednesday, June 07, 2017

    ROME, Jun 07 (IPS) - By 2025 –that's in less than 8 years from today-- 1.8 billion people will experience absolute water scarcity, and two thirds of the world will be living under water-stressed conditions. Now it is feared that advancing drought and deserts, growing water scarcity and decreasing food security may provoke a huge ‘tsunami" of climate refugees and migrants.

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