Public letter to the World Bank from UN Special Mandate holders

Public letter to the World Bank from UN Special Mandate holders

The holders of the UN Human Rights Council Special Mandates related to the rights of indigenous peoples have written to the President of the World Bank to reiterate their concerns about the use of the ill-defined term ‘broad community support’ in place of international standards requiring consent from indigenous peoples prior to projects that impact on their lands, lives, identities and resources. The letter also highlights inaccurate reporting of the High Level Dialogue conducted by the World Bank in Addis Ababa to discuss the proposed changes to safeguards for the rights of indigenous peoples.

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