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Erica Irene Daes, champion of the rights of Indigenous Peoples, passes away

Erica Irene Daes
The Tribal Link Foundation pauses in its work to offer sincere condolences to the family of Professor Dr Erica-Irene Daes, a beloved academic, diplomat, and United Nations expert best known for her almost 20 years work with the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations (1984–2001) promoting the cause of the world's indigenous peoples. Dr. Daes authored many United Nations reports on Indigenous rights issues and was a driving force behind the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. She was the Founding Chairperson & Special Rapporteur, United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations; Member, United Nations Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights. She is a current Member, United Nations Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.
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