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Commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the Adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

New York
13 September, 2017

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a historical achievement. It defines
the minimum standards necessary for the survival, dignity and well-being of indigenous peoples
around the world. Adopted by an overwhelming majority of Member States in September 2007,
and with the four countries that initially voted against having since then reversed their positions,
the Declaration reflects global consensus on indigenous peoplesĺ rights.

The UN Declaration is an important step forward for the recognition, promotion and protection
of the rights and freedoms of indigenous peoples. It recognises and reaffirms indigenous
peoplesĺ right to self-determination, and by virtue of that right, to freely determine their political
status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.

The UN Declaration also institutionalises a dialogue-guided partnership and respect between
indigenous peoples and Member States. From the drafting to its adoption, indigenous peoples
and Member States worked side by side to achieve a common understanding and to achieve the
rights of indigenous peoples.

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by Biafra [NGO]
21 Sep 2017
am grateful to God, to un-secretary general, to the entire contributers of the global sustainable development, we are happy with UN successful achievement

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