Namibia: Discussion on the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of indigenous peoples
On 12 February 2014, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples participated by videoconference in a discussion with indigenous peoples and organizations, members of civil society, and government officials regarding his report on the situation of indigenous peoples of Namibia, which was made public in June 2013.
The event was organized by the Indigenous Peoples of Africa Co-Coordinating Committee (IPACC), the Open Society of Southern Africa (Osisa), the Legal Assistance Centre of Namibia (LAC), and the Working Group of Indigenous Peoples in Southern Africa (WIMSA), and hosted by the United Nations country team in Windhoek. In his report Anaya highlights the need for the Government to expand and strengthen the efforts to ensure San peoples’ security of land tenure and resettlement in consultation with the communities affected, while also addressing the troubling educational situation of, in particular, the San and the Himba, whose members continue to lag behind in educational attainment relative to other parts of the Namibian population.
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