Human Rights Council

Item 8: Best Practices and Strategies for the Implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Ambassador Harper: In December 2010, President Obama announced U.S. support for the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous […]

EMRIP Item 5: Health and Indigenous Peoples, with a Focus on Children and Youth

Alcohol and substance abuse, mental health issues, and suicide continue to be among the most severe health and social […]

EMRIP Item 4: U.S. Statement on Indigenous Persons with Disabilities

The United States is pleased that EMRIP is considering the rights of indigenous persons with disabilities at its current […]

EMRIP Item 3: Enhanced Participation for Indigenous Peoples’ Representatives and Institutions at the UN

Ambassador Harper: The US is pleased at the widespread support during the UN consultations for a separate category of […]

Item 3: Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) Review

The World Conference outcome document invites the Human Rights Council to review the mandates of its indigenous mechanisms to […]

Ambassador Harper: General Statement at the Conclusion of the Human Rights Council

We congratulate the Council on the creation of an Independent Expert to address violence and discrimination based on sexual […]