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OHCHR and indigenous peoples

The High Commissioner submits annual thematic reports to the Human Rights Council (HRC). Thematic reports document findings on particular topics and provide guidance and recommendations for UN member States, civil society organisations and other stakeholders.

A full list of reports relating to indigenous peoples is available here

Annual reports to the Human Rights Council

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2022

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the rights of indigenous peoples.
The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 48/11. It contains information on relevant developments in human rights bodies and mechanisms and the activities undertaken by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at Headquarters and in the field that contribute to the promotion of, respect for and full application of the provisions of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It also contains information on the implementation of the provisions in relevant international human rights treaties. The report covers the period from 1 June 2021 to 31 May 2022.

A/HRC/51/18

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2021 Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the rights of indigenous peoples.
The present report is submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 45/12. It contains information on relevant developments relating to human rights bodies and mechanisms and outlines the activities undertaken by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at headquarters and in the field that contribute to the promotion, follow-up and full application of the provisions of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and of the provisions in relevant international human rights treaties. The report covers the period from 1 May 2020 to 31 May 2021.

A/HRC/48/30

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2020 Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the rights of indigenous peoples
This report, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 42/19, contains information on relevant developments relating to human rights bodies and mechanisms and outlines the activities undertaken by OHCHR between 1 May 2019 and 31 May 2020.
A/HRC/45/22

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2019 Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the rights of indigenous peoples
This report focuses on some illustrative examples of OHCHR activities and initiatives undertaken at country, regional and global levels that contribute to the realisation of the rights of indigenous peoples. It also outlines recent developments within United Nations human rights bodies and mechanisms pertaining to indigenous peoples.
A/HRC/42/19

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2019 Summary report on the annual half-day panel discussion on the rights of indigenous peoples
This report summarises the proceedings of the annual half-day panel discussion on the rights of indigenous peoples, held at the thirty-ninth session of the Human Rights Council. The panel discussion focused on the means of participation for and the inclusion of indigenous peoples in the development and implementation of strategies and projects in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and related Goals.
A/HRC/41/22
2018 Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the rights of indigenous peoples
This report focuses on some illustrative examples of OHCHR activities and initiatives undertaken at the country, regional and headquarters levels that contribute to realisation of the rights of indigenous peoples. It also outlines recent developments within United Nations human rights bodies and mechanisms pertaining to indigenous peoples.
A/HRC/39/37
2018 Summary report on the annual half-day panel discussion on the rights of indigenous peoples
As mandated by the Human Rights Council in its resolution 18/8, the Council held its annual half-day panel discussion on the rights of indigenous peoples on 20 September 2017. The theme of the discussion, pursuant to Council resolution 33/13, was the commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the UNDRIP, with a special focus on challenges and good practices in achieving the ends of the Declaration.
A/HRC/38/23
2017 Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the rights of indigenous peoples
This report contains information on relevant developments relating to human rights bodies and mechanisms and outlines the activities undertaken by OHCHR at headquarters and in the field that contribute to the promotion and full application of the provisions of the UNDRIP, and follow-up on the effectiveness of the Declaration. The report covers the period from May 2016 to May 2017.
A/HRC/36/22
2016 Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the rights of indigenous peoples
This report contains information on relevant developments relating to human rights bodies and mechanisms and outlines the activities undertaken OHCHR at headquarters and in the field that contribute to the promotion and full application of the provisions of the UNDRIP, and follow-up on the effectiveness of the Declaration. The report covers the period from May 2015 to May 2016.
A/HRC/33/27
2015 Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the rights of indigenous peoples
This report contains information on relevant developments relating to human rights bodies and mechanisms and outlines the activities undertaken by OHCHR at Headquarters and in the field that contribute to the promotion and full application of the provisions of the UNDRIP, and follow-up on the effectiveness of the Declaration. The report covers the period from May 2014 to May 2015.
A/HRC/30/25