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Indigenous Speakers in Permanent Forum Decry Governmental Abuse of Traditional Lands, Natural Resources, Urge Respect for Self-Governing Systems

Calls demanding respect for traditional lands, resources, knowledge and cultures rang through the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues today, with participants from the North Pole to New Zealand pressing Governments to move beyond “paper promises” and uphold their rights.

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UN-Style Justice for Cecil the Lion

The General Assembly passed a first-ever resolution on combatting wildlife crime. The resolution, coincidentally, comes as world attention is focused on the poaching death of a Zimbabwean lion at the hands of an American hunter. “Adopting a consensus text resolution, …