United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Publisher: United Nations General Assembly
Number of pages: 44
Publication language: English
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2008
Release month / day: okt-10

Tags: Global governance, Human rights

On September 13, 2007 the UN General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This followed more than twenty years of discussions within the UN system. Indigenous representatives played key roles in the development of this Declaration. There are over 370 million indigenous people in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Pacific. They are among the most impoverished, marginalized and frequently victimized people in the world. This universal human rights instrument is celebrated globally as a symbol of triumph and hope. Effective implementation of the Declaration would result in significant improvements in the global situation of Indigenous Peoples. Contents - Introduction - Statement by the Chair of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues - General Assembly Resolution of 13 September 2007 - UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - Supportive Staements - Sponsors

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