Recommended reading: Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the rights of Indigenous peoples
The present report is submitted to the General Assembly by the Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples pursuant to her mandate under Human Rights Council resolution 33/12. In the report, the Special Rapporteur provides a summary of her activities since her previous report to the Assembly and an introductory comment on the issue of Indigenous peoples and self-governance.
In the section on activities, the Special Rapporteur highlights recent thematic work on topics relating to criminalization; consultation and free, prior and informed consent; Indigenous peoples in isolation and initial contact; country visits; communications; and other activities. In the section on Indigenous peoples and self-governance, she reviews examples of Indigenous governance systems documented by the mandate holder and highlights some of the positive outcomes achieved in terms of sustainable development.
II. Activities of the Special Rapporteur in 2017 and 2018
A. Attacks against and criminalization of Indigenous peoples
B. Consultation and free, prior and informed consent
C. Indigenous peoples in isolation and initial contact
D. Country visits to Mexico and Guatemala
E. Communications and cooperation with human rights mechanisms, relevant United Nations bodies and regional human rights organizations
III. Indigenous peoples and self-governance
B. The international legal framework relating to Indigenous peoples and self-governance
C. Self-governance and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
D. Examples of Indigenous governance systems and their contributions to sustainable development at the national level
E. Key areas for future discussions
IV. Concluding remarks
Item 71 (a) of the preliminary list
Rights of Indigenous peoples
17 July 2018
Spanish: Los pueblos indígenas y el autogobierno. Informe de la Relatora Especial sobre los derechos de los pueblos indígenas a la Asamblea General ONU 2018.
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