Henriette Rasmussen

henriette-rasmussen-iucn-global-council-greenlandTeacher and journalist; member of the Greenland Home Rule Parliament for eleven years, serving for four years as a member of the Cabinet with the responsibility for Social Affairs and Labor; delegate to the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna in 1993, where her idea to found a permanent forum for indigenous peoples under the United Nations system was widely recognized by representatives of both states and indigenous peoples; delegate to the UN Social Summit in Copenhagen in 1994; for many years, served as chief technical advisor of ILO for the promotion of rights of indigenous and tribal peoples; currently a member of the IUCN Global Council.