Information on the 13th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP)
Docip has the pleasure to present you the latest information on the 13th session of the UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the meeting will take place from November 30 to December 4, 2020 in four virtual regional meetings, followed by a wrap up meeting for the EMRIP members and Secretariat.
The topic of the regional meetings will be, "The impact of COVID-19 on the rights of indigenous peoples under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples". You can read the concept note here: https://bit.ly/3du3Blv
The regional meetings will be held for only two hours at a time and two regions at a time, as follows:
A. November 30, 3:00 - 5:00 PM Geneva time (UTC+1) - Africa and North America - Interpretation in English and French. Agenda in English | French.
B. December 1, 9:00 - 11:00 AM Geneva time (UTC+1) - Pacific and Asia - Interpretation in English and French. Agenda.
C. December 2, 3:00 - 5:00 PM Geneva time (UTC+1) - The Arctic; Central and Eastern Europe, Russian Federation, Central Asia and Transcaucasia - Interpretation in English, French and Russian. Agenda.
D. December 3, 3:00 - 5:00 PM Geneva time (UTC+1) - Central and South America and the Caribbean - Interpretation in English, French and Spanish. Agenda.
You can follow the meetings by webcast here: http://webtv.un.org/ and send your questions or comments during the meeting to emripregmeetings(at)ohchr.org.
For further information, visit the session website: https://bit.ly/2Qp3IEw
Indigenous Peoples Virtual Preparatory Meeting
Date/time: Sunday, November 29, 2020, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Geneva time (UTC+1)
Registration (Zoom): https://bit.ly/2UKMgfw
Interpretation: English, Spanish, French, Russian
1. Opening welcome
2. Review the agenda
3. Update from the secretariat and members of the EMRIP
a. How the virtual sessions will operate
b. Questions from the participants
4. Discussion by participants on the EMRIP process
5. Discussion on the topic of the regional meetings: "The impact of COVID-19 on the rights of Indigenous Peoples under the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples"
6. Other issues
a. Repatriation Mechanism
b. Use of weapons against Indigenous Peoples
c. Right to land, territories and resources
The recording of the preparatory meeting is available upon request for the Indigenous Peoples who have not been able to attend. Please send your request to Johanna at johanna.massa(at)docip.org. We ask you to share these links and recordings only with Indigenous Peoples and not to make them available to the public.