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The virtual event is organized by IWGIA with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and English by DOCIP. The event will be live-streamed to IWGIA's Facebook.

This event is an opportunity to continue the vital dialogue around why it is crucial to advance in the recognition and exercise of the right of indigenous peoples to self-determination, under the protection of international human rights instruments.

The seminar will promote the implementation of recommendations given by the United Nations (UN) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on how to advance in operationalizing the right to autonomy of indigenous peoples.

The event will include speakers Anne Nuorgam, president of the UN Permanent Forum for indigenous issues, and Francisco Cali, UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples.

Likewise, there will be participation by Erika Yamada, member of the UN expert mechanism on the rights of indigenous peoples, and Antonia Urrejola, vice president of the IACHR.

Also present will be Jens Dahl, former member of the UN Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues, and Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, former UN Special Rapporteur for Indigenous Peoples' Rights.

The moderator for the webinar will be Elsa Stamatopoulou, vice president of the IWGIA board.