UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Victoria Tauli-Corpuz is an Indigenous activist who started and sustained her work in helping build and strengthen Indigenous peoples’ movements, communities and institutions at various levels. She played an active role in negotiating the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. She co-founded several Indigenous institutions and networks, which worked in different areas such as Indigenous women’s empowerment, community strengthening, health and development programmes, research, education, and training and advocacy work. These also include the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Partnership on Climate Change, Forests and Sustainable Development, and the Indigenous Peoples’ Global Network on Extractive Industries.

Ms Tauli-Corpuz was the Chairperson and member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues from 2005 to 2010. She is the Executive Director of Tebtebba and was recently appointed as the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for the period 2014 to 2016.

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