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The UNESCO Chairholder, Ana Filipa Vrdoljak and UNESCO Chair collaborator, Mr Phil Gordon were invited to take part in consultation by the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief on the obstacles and opportunities facing indigenous peoples’ freedom of religion or beliefs concerning ancestral remains. Professor Vrdoljak and Mr Gordon took part in the virtual regional consultation and provided a written submission to inform the final report (A/77/514) prepared by the Special Rapporteur and presented to the General Assembly in October 2022.

UTS acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We would also like to pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.

The UNESCO Chair and UTS supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and its implementation in full.

UNESCO Chair in International Law and Cultural Heritage
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