20 Years of Indigenous Advocacy: A Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Save the date for a conference sponsored by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (IPLP) Program at the University of Arizona, 20 Years of Indigenous Advocacy: A Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The conference will be held October 6-7 and will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the creation of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples mandate. This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the creation of the IPLP Program and there will be a special event as part of the conference acknowledging the work of the IPLP Program and its graduates in promoting and protecting Indigenous peoples’ human rights around the world.

The conference will be co-convened by UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and University of Arizona Law Lecturer in Law and Associate Director, IPLP Human Rights Clinical Programs, José Francisco Calí Tzay, and IPLP Faculty Co-Chair, Regents Professor Robert A. Williams, Jr. The two-day conference will focus on the work and lessons learned over the course of 20 years of UN Indigenous human rights advocacy by the UN Special Rapporteur. Invited speakers include the Indigenous human rights advocates and movement leaders who were directly involved in the creation of the mandate, UN appointed officials involved in the initial launch of the mandate, Indigenous human rights defenders on the front lines of Indigenous human rights advocacy today, and surprise guests.

We had originally planned to hold the event at the University of Arizona, with the option for speakers to participate online. Given the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are planning for the event to be held on-line via Zoom with, conditions permitting, limited in person attendance on-campus. 

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9 a.m. Oct. 6, 2021 to 5 p.m. Oct. 7, 2021

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