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Applications for Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change

The deadline for applications for the newly established mandate on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change is 25 November 2021. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Special ...
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The International Indian Treaty Council Joins The Pit River Tribe In Celebrating Historic Land And Cultural Rights Victories

Shasta County, California: International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) affiliate Pit River Tribe is celebrating two historic victories protecting their sacred places and reinstating jurisdiction over their traditional territories in Northern California. These include the defeat of ...
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Oct 12 2021

UN Human Rights Council adopts historic resolutions on the right to a Safe Environment, Climate Change and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

UN Human Rights Council adopts historic resolutions on the right to a Safe Environment, Climate Change and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at its closing session    Geneva, Switzerland, October 12, 2021:  At the close ...
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A Notice of Cease and Desist for the Unauthorized Use of IITC’s Iconic Logo

September 22, 2021 Re: A Notice of Cease and Desist for the Unauthorized Use of IITC’s Iconic Logo Respectful greetings relatives, allies, and friends: The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) is an organization of Indigenous ...
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Op-Ed: To Heal, We Must Tell the Truth About the Treatment of California’s Indigenous Peoples

To Heal, We Must Tell the Truth About the Treatment of California’s Indigenous Peoples  By Morning Star Gali As victims of centuries of brutal religious intolerance and cultural genocide, California Indigenous Peoples are insisting on ...
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IITC Provisional Position on protected and “conservation” areas

International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) Provisional Position regarding plans for the creation of “protected” and “conservation” areas within the Global Biodiversity Framework Updated 6 September 2021 Indigenous Peoples have the right to the lands, territories ...
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Jul 22 2021

Tell FAO to stop the #ToxicAlliance with CropLife!

  The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recently signed a letter of intent to formalize a partnership with CropLife International. CropLife is the global trade association representing all of the largest agrochemical, pesticide, and seed ...
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Jul 16 2021

Two Offices Focused on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Will Open in Guatemala on July 23, 2021

CONAVIGUA General Coordinator Rosalina Tuyuc, Francisco Cali Tzay and IITC Executive Director Andrea Carmen in Tecpan Guatemala, 2015 Juan Leon Alvarado with UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Francisco Calí Tzay in ...
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Jul 13 2021

Human Rights Council Intersessional Roundtable: Enhanced Participation of Indigenous Peoples

Intersessional roundtable on ways to enhance the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in meetings of the Human Rights Council on issues affecting them.   On 16 July 2021 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), ...
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Jul 7 2021

Report on the Indigenous Peoples Global Consultation to the UNSR on Right to Food

This report was submitted by the due date to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Michael Fakhri in response to his call for submissions focusing on Human Rights and the UN Food ...
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