The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Toxics and Human Rights, the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) and the Centro para la Autonomía y Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas (CADPI) invite you to a side event during the 21st Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
TOXICS AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES: DUE DILIGENCE, FPIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLENCE
TUESDAY APRIL 26, 2022, 1:00 – 2:30 EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME
This side event will highlight corporate activities that cause long-term toxic contamination of lands, waters, and food systems affecting present and future generations of Indigenous Peoples; the gaps in international environmental instruments that do not fully respect the rights of Indigenous Peoples; and opportunities to make our voices heard and influence change at the national, regional and international levels.
- Rochelle Diver, Anishinaabe, IITC Environmental Health Program Coordinator: introduction and moderator
- Andrea Carmen, Yaqui, IITC Executive Director: background and history of this work at the UNPFII
- Dr. Marcos Orellana, UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics and Human Rights: the current UN study on the impacts of Toxics on Indigenous Peoples
- Dr. Myrna Cunningham, Miskitu, CADPI : “small scale” gold mining in Nicaragua as an example of corporate activity and impacts of toxic contamination on Indigenous Peoples
- Julio Cusurichi, Shipibo People, FENAMAD: the environmental emergency caused by Mercury contamination in Madre de Dios, Peru.
- June Lorenzo, Laguna Pueblo, IITC Legal Counsel: Updates and advances on the proposed UN Convention on Transnational Corporations and Human Rights, and impacts of Uranium mining on Indigenous Peoples homelands in New Mexico
- Dario Jose Mejia Montalvo, Zenú Peoples, Colombia, UNPFII member: next steps at the UNPFII
For more information on the current call for inputs by the UN Special Rapporteur on Toxics and Human Rights for his 2022 Study on impacts of toxics on Indigenous Peoples:
To register: link.iitc.org/u18
Translation will be provided in English and Spanish