Annual half-day panel discussion on the rights of indigenous peoples - Theme: The situation of human rights of indigenous peoples facing the COVID-19 pandemic, with a special focus on the right to participation
The panel discussion aims:
• To foster a deeper understanding and assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on indigenous peoples;
• To identify good practices, lessons learned so far, and current challenges in the response to and recovery from COVID-19;
• To focus specifically on indigenous peoples' right to participation in the COVID context, including in developing and implementing COVID-19 measures, the protection of indigenous peoples and their lands and resources during and in the aftermath of the pandemic, and in the provision of vaccines.