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Study on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Disaster Risk Reduction, Prevention, and Preparedness Initiatives

The Human Rights Council requested the Expert Mechanism to carry out a study on the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples in disaster risk reduction, prevention and preparedness initiatives, to be presented to the Council at its 27th session (September 2014).

In January 2014, the Expert Mechanism requested states' contributions to the study. 
Note Verbale: English – French – Spanish

Submissions received included:

 Call for submissions from indigenous peoples and others

The Expert Mechanism also called for submissions on the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples in disaster risk reduction from:

  • indigenous individuals and peoples and/or their representatives
  • non-state actors including non-governmental organisations
  • national human rights institutions
  • any other relevant stakeholders

The deadline for submissions was 10 march 2014.

Submissions received included: