COVID - 19

Call for inputs: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples to the General Assembly Impact of COVID-19 on indigenous peoples

The Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is calling for inputs from Member States, Indigenous Peoples representatives bodies and organisations, civil society actors, health workers and agencies, national human rights institutions and other stakeholders, to contribute to the preparation of his report, which will be presented to the General Assembly in October 2020.

 Deadline: 15 June 2020

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Chin State, Myanmar

While the world focuses on COVID-19, Indigenous Peoples in Myanmar are being killed

Photo by Signe Leth // IWGIA

As large parts of the world’s population are sitting at home in self- and authority-imposed isolation watching the development of the major public health crisis, governments in some countries are taking advantage of the situation and moving on with their repressive agendas cracking down on opposition groups, silencing human rights defenders and independent media, and subjecting entire ethnic groups to brutal military campaigns.  

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IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs - is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights. Read more.

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IWGIA's global report, the Indigenous World, provides an update of the current situation for indigenous peoples worldwide. The Indigenous World 2019.

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