Congo to host preparatory meeting on rights of indigenous people in March.
A preparatory meeting on the rights of the indigenous people will be held 11-12 March in Brazzaville, ahead of a meeting on the same issue in New York, US, in May according to the UN's Acting Coordinator in Congo, Marianne Flash.
Flash said the meeting would discuss how to improve and promote the rights of indigenous peoples.
Sixteen experts from across the globe are expected to make presentations at the Brazzaville meeting.
The meeting in Congo aims to enhance the law on the protection of indigenous populations, which was recently adopted by the Congolese parliament and promulgated by Congo’s head of state, Denis Sassou Nguesso.