WCIP: Les Malazer on His Role at The UN and the Steps Taken to Organize an Indigenous Facilitator Before WCIP 2015
Les Malazer, the Indigenous Co-advisor to the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples in September 2015 discusses the preparation in the run up to the WCIP.
Les Malezer is from the Butchulla/Gubbi Gubbi peoples in southeast Queensland, Australia. He is also the Chairperson of the Foundation for Aboriginal and Islander Research Action (FAIRA) and in that role he is a delegate to United Nations forums on Indigenous issues. In 2008 he won the Australian Human Rights Award, and his contribution to coordinating Indigenous Peoples’ advocacy for the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the UN General Assembly is well known and respected.