Microsoft Store, NY - On April 27 & 28, Tribal Link Foundation partnered with Digital Custodians of Australia and Microsoft to present a weekend IT workshop that connected Indigenous Peoples with Information and Technology platforms and concepts such as bio-tech, block chain, artificial intelligence, cyber security, and augmented reality. The workshop was led by Sean Appoo and Ben Bowen, was held at the Microsoft Store in NYC and was attended by participants of Tribal Link Foundation’s Project Access Global Capacity Training Workshop for Indigenous Peoples and others attending the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. .
Following the adoption of resolution 72/170 entitled “Human rights and cultural diversity” by the General Assembly on 19 December 2017, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is preparing a report for submission the General Assembly in September 2019.
In paragraph 24 of the resolution, the General Assembly “requests the Secretary-General to prepare a report on the implementation of the present resolution, including efforts undertaken at the national, regional and international levels regarding the recognition and importance of cultural diversity among all peoples and nations in the world and taking into account the views of Member States, relevant United Nations agencies and non- governmental organizations, and to submit the report to the General Assembly at its seventy-fourth session”.
Indigenous Peoples and civil society partners are invited to contribute any relevant information, including on challenges, legislation, public policies, programmes and other relevant measures and good practices in realising human rights and cultural diversity.
The OHCHR would also appreciate if you could send your organization’s contribution to OHCHR at United Nations Office at Geneva, CH 1211 Geneva 10; fax. +41 22 917 90 08; e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org by 27 April 2019.