- Senior Advisor, Global Governance
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Fields of expertise: International human rights advocacy, indigenous peoples rights and development, international human rights instruments, capacity building and training, networking, editorial work
Language skills: Spanish (mother tongue), English (fluent) Danish (fluent)
With her 25 years of work in IWGIA, advocating for the recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights on a global level, Lola García-Alix knows every corner of the UN buildings in Geneva and New York. Lola is the team coordinator of IWGIA’s programme on global governance. With a special focus on international human rights instruments for the promotion and the protection of indigenous peoples rights, Lola follows the work of the UN Human Rights mechanisms and procedures relevant to indigenous peoples, including the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the UN Special Rapporteur and the UN Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Lola holds a MA in Sociology from the Complutense University of Madrid and has research experience in Denmark from the Institute for Cultural Sociology in Copenhagen.