Webinar on Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions: the role of indigenous peoples in implementing Sustainable Development Goal 16

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, in partnership with Taiwan’s Council of Indigenous Peoples, UCLA’s Native Nations Law and Policy Center, Auckland University’s Aotearoa New Zealand Center for Indigenous Peoples and the Law, Harvard Medical School, and the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus (GIYC), will host a webinar titled Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions: the role of indigenous peoples in implementing Sustainable Development Goal 16. The event will begin at 7 pm (EDT) on April 21, on the sidelines of the 20th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII).

The webinar will feature a keynote speech by Dr. Calivat‧Gadu, Deputy Minister of Taiwan’s Council of Indigenous Peoples, remarks by Dr. Wilton Littlechild, IPC, and a panel discussion moderated by Mr. Andrew Lee, founder of Harvard’s Honoring Nations program.

The panel brings together distinguished jurists, experts, advocates, practitioners and defenders of indigenous rights with extensive experience in the UN’s relevant mechanisms, including Professor Angela R. Riley of UCLA’s Native Nations Law and Policy Center, Professor Claire Charters of Auckland University’s Aotearoa New Zealand Center for Indigenous Peoples and the Law, Dr. Debby Lin of Harvard Medical School, and Mr. Victor Lopez-Carmen of the GIYC.

The speakers will address issues related to historical and transitional justice, implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples into tribal law, constitutional transformation, reflections on self-determination, cultural property and appropriation, decolonizing indigenous migration, and the participation of indigenous peoples in the UN system. As the pandemic exacerbates and highlights both new and existing challenges that indigenous people face, our speakers will also examine and discuss indigenous peoples’ access to health and medical services, as well as the inclusion of indigenous voices in health research.

To register for this event, click here.
You will receive a YouTube live stream link following registration.

Date: Wednesday April 21, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (EDT)
Seminar program

recording of the event is now available online.