GA: vote on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

No direct connexion with the 6th session of the Council, but this morning, the General Assembly will vote on the Declaration on indigenous rights, who was adopted months ago by the Council.

The General Assembly session will be webcast live on at 10am Eastern Standard Time (EST). To find when the webcast will begin in your local time zone, go to here.

Finally, we will perhaps have international principles to protect indigenous people, despite that the text is not perfect.

David Matthey-Doret


  1. David Matthey-Doret, September 17, 2007:

    The Declaration, is adopted ! It addresses both individual and collective rights; cultural rights and identity; rights to education, health, employment, language, and others. It outlaws discrimination against indigenous peoples and promotes their full and effective participation in all matters that concern them. It also ensures their right to remain distinct and to pursue their own visions of economic, social and cultural development. The Declaration explicitly encourages harmonious and cooperative relations between States and Indigenous Peoples.

    The full text is here:
    We have now a tool to defend indigenous people at the international level !

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