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Side Event: Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights, and Security Situation in Asia
April 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm UTC-5
At present, many Asian States are taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to further repress civil liberties, intensify attacks against indigenous peoples, and worsen development aggression. Across Asia, there is a growing trend of criminalization and political persecution against Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders (IPHRDs) and indigenous organizations that remain relentless in their struggle to defend lands, territories, and ways of life.
As the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues convenes this month, it is opportune to place the discourse on peace and justice for Indigenous Peoples in the context of addressing the root causes of conflict and insecurity in order to attain just and lasting peace, coherent with the right to self-determination.
Co-organized by Land is Life, the International Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) and the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP).