International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 2017
This year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is devoted to the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
On 13 September 2007, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It was a major milestone with respect to the cooperation and solidarity between indigenous peoples and Member States.
The Declaration is the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of indigenous peoples. It embodies global consensus on the rights of indigenous peoples and establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for their survival, dignity and well-being. It elaborates on existing human rights standards and fundamental freedoms, as they apply to the specific situation of indigenous peoples.
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