UN Expert to Visit Denmark, Greenland on Indigenous Rights


The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, José Francisco Cali Tzay, will carry out an official visit to Denmark and Greenland from 1 to 10 February 2023.

The UN expert will examine a diverse range of issues affecting Indigenous Peoples, including self-governance, the administration of justice, the situation of children and youth, gender equality, housing, access to health services including mental health, business and human rights, and climate change.

The expert will visit Copenhagen, Nuuk and Sisimiut, at the invitation of the governments.

Cali Tzay will meet with Government officials, indigenous organisations, civil society, academics and UN representatives. He will also visit communities to discuss their priorities and concerns.

The Special Rapporteur will hold a press conference to share his preliminary findings and recommendations at 11:00 on Friday 10 February in UN City Copenhagen. Access to the conference is limited to accredited journalists, who must register in advance.

The UN expert will present his final report to the Human Rights Council in September 2023.

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