Pavel Sulyandziga

Pavel Sulyandziga

Speaker

Pavel Sulyandziga is an Udege elder and a prominent leader and defender from Russia who currently serves as the Chairperson of the Board of the International Development Fund of Indigenous Peoples in Russia (BATANI). In 1991 he was elected as Chairman of the Indigenous Peoples Association of the Primorskiy Territory. In 1997 he was elected Vice-President and then in 2001 First Vice-President of the Russian Association of the Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East (RAIPON). From 2005 to 2010 he was a member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Pavel also served as member and chair of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights in 2011-2018