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Overview: The following is a suggested template for U.S. Civil Society submissions to the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent[UNWGEPAD or Working Group].
The Expert Mechanism provides the Human Rights Council with expertise and advice on the rights of indigenous peoples as set out in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
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On April 26-28, 2019, the National Human Rights Cities Alliance led a Human Rights Cities Convening in Atlanta, Georgia. The Atlanta gathering was the most recent of a series of ongoing events since 2015 to develop the Human Rights Cities model in the United States.
From April 22 to May 3, 2019, USHRN members Tai Pelli (Taíno), Sachem Hawk Storm (Schaghticoke), Niria Alicia Garcia Torres (Xicana-Purepecha), Enedina Banks (Potawatomi) and Joshua Cooper, participated in the 18th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) alongside USHRN International Mechanisms Director, Roberto Borrero (Taíno).
This document is a consensus document to be submitted to the United Nations as part of the discussions the UN proposed Permanent Forum on People of African Descent. The document will be discussed at a consultation meeting on the Forum in Geneva, Switzerland on 10 May 2019. The consensus document is open for organizational sign-on until 6pm EST on May 6, 2019.
In yet another move undermining UN human rights mechanisms, the Trump Administration has failed to nominate a representative to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD). The USHRN will continue our efforts to hold the US accountable for its human rights violations at home and encourage the United Nations to review the practices of the US.
Tribal Link Foundation's 2019 Project Access Global Capacity Building Training Workshop for Indigenous Peoples is being held in collaboration with the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples; UNDP's Equator Initiative; Indigenous Peoples Rights Program, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University; the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Secretariat; and the US Human Rights Network.