UN Special Rapporteur on indigenous people visits Nepal

24 November 2008: The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people, S. James Anaya, will visit Nepal, 24 November to 2 December, at the invitation of the Government.

During the nine-day mission, the Special Rapporteur will travel to Kathmandu and to the Eastern, Central and Far Western regions to hold discussions with government representatives, indigenous communities and civil society groups on the human rights of indigenous peoples.

A press conference will be held in Kathmandu at the conclusion of the Special Rapporteur’s visit and the Special Rapporteur will present the visit’s findings in a forthcoming session of the Human Rights Council.