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NORUEGA. Conference: Indigenous peoples, Business & Environment 2012

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Thon Hotel Kirkenes

9 February 2012



Indigenous peoples, business & environment 2012

13.00           Opening

Ms Cecilie Hansen, Mayor of Sør-Varanger

Lars-Anders Baer, WGIP Chair

13.15           Key note speech on indigenous peoples’ rights and international corporations

Dr James Anaya, United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

14.00           Environmental hot spots in indigenous peoples’ areas in the Arctic

Rodion Sulyandziga, RAIPON

14.30           Coffee break

14.45           Impact on local indigenous communities from industrial activities

The Nenets monitoring project (IPY-Nenets)

Results, experiences and possibilities of expansion

Winfried Dallmann, Norwegian Polar Institute

15.20 Indigenous ownership and economic development

Representative from Canada (tbc)

16.00           Coffee break

16.15           European companies operating outside Europe: international standards

Indigenous peoples' rights and the OECD Guidelines for multinational enterprises

Mari Bangstad, OECD Norwegian Focal Point

16.45           Panel discussion on land use and environmental consequences

Speakers and audience




James Anaya to conference in Kirkenes

Dr James Anaya, United Nations' Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, will open the conference Indigenous Peoples, Business & Environment 2012 with a key note speech on indigenous peoples rights and corporations.

Dr James Anaya is the key note speaker at the conference Indigenous Peoples, Business & Environment 2012. In 2008, Dr Anaya was appointed United Nations' Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and has since then reported on the situation of indigenous peoples worldwide.

In Kirkenes, on 9 February, Dr Anaya will focus on indigenous peoples' rights and international corporations.

Indigenous peoples from the entire Barents Euro-Arctic Region (BEAR) will attend the conference, which preceds the 2nd Barents Indigenous Peoples' Congress, gathering 50 Nenets, Saami and Veps delegates from Russia, Norway, Finland and Sweden, and invited guests on 10 February.

In 2010, Dr Anaya reported on the situation for indigenous peoples in the Russian Federation, after having visited several areas and met indigenous peoples and public officials in Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Beloyarsk, Khanty-Mansisk and Moscow.

Read the report here.

In 2011, Dr Anaya reported on the situation of the Sami people in Sweden, Finland and Norway. The Sami people in the Russian Federation was not included in this report.

Read the report here.







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