UNPFII event


UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues: Strengthening the Collective Security of Indigenous Defenders

April 26, 2022


Date: April 26, 2022

Time: 11:00am ET

Languages: Simultaneous translation will be available in English, Spanish, French

Event Description:
Land is Life and Indigenous Peoples Rights International (IPRI) will host a side event in response to the worsening situation and growing needs of Indigenous Defenders across key regions. The side event will consist of a panel of Defenders to hold a discussion of their situation doing their work within their unique contexts.

CO-HOSTS: Land is Life; IPRI

MODERATOR: David Rothschild, Nia Tero


  1. Joan Carling, IPRI, The Philippines
  2. Diel Mochire, Programme Intégré Pour Le Développement du Peuple Pygmée au Kivu (PIDP-Kivu), Democratic Republic of Congo
  3. Jemimah Kerenge, Land is Life, Kenya
  4. Zenaida Yasacama, Vice President of CONAIE, Ecuador
  5. Oscar Daza Gutierrez, Organización Nacional de los Pueblos Indígenas de la Amazonía Colombiana (OPIAC), Colombia