"Less refugees" if Indigenous land rights were respected

Raja Devasish Roy. Photo/UN Radio

There would be "less refugees" and less environmental damage throughout the world if UN Member States properly respected the historic land rights of indigenous peoples.

That's according to Raja Devasish Roy, a hereditary chief from Bangladesh, and also a Vice-Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

The forum is pressing governments to scale up their support for Indigenous land rights, during this high-profile opening week of the General Assembly.

Matthew Wells asked him to describe the thrust of the campaign.

Duration: 4'14"

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