Steven Newcomb

For nations and peoples typically called “Indigenous,” 2014 will be an important year in the international arena. This coming September, the United Nations General Assembly is scheduled to convene a High Level Plenary Meeting (HLPM) regarding the U.N....

3/13/14
Gale Courey Toensing
2/3/14
With no assurance from the United Nations General Assembly’s top official that Indigenous Peoples will participate on a full and equal basis with states at the World Conference on ...
ICTMN Staff
9/25/13
The ongoing struggle in Ecuador’s fight with Chevron-Texaco added a new wrinkle to the story on September 20 when the United States denied visas to an Ecuadorian delegation that wa...
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Click here to read part 1 by Dina Gilio-Whitaker....

8/14/13
Gale Courey Toensing
6/20/13
The theme of self-determination as defined in international law runs like a thread through a document that emerged from an Indigenous Peoples meeting in Norway last week in prepara...
Dina Gilio-Whitaker

In 2010, after the United States as the final holdout endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the Bolivian government called for a high level plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to be held in 2014....

3/26/13
David P. Ball
9/28/12
In the wake of the violent death of United States Libyan Ambassador J...
Chris Stearns

On a sunny September day in New York City in 2007, the United Nations General Assembly gathered to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights o...

5/10/12
Julia Good Fox

Tellingly, when Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gave his speech before the General Assembly of the United Nations yesterday, he made no mention of t...

9/23/11
Gale Courey Toensing
9/19/11
The president of Brazil will be the first woman ever to open the United Nations General Assembly debate among world leaders on Wednesday, September 21, at the world organization’s ...

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