We'd like to bring a blessing from the four corners of the universe. We are going to call upon our collective ancestors to come and clear the path for the work to be done. The work that needs to be done is the adoption of the Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We call the ancestors to help us make that possible.
United Nations: Inaugural Meeting; May 10, 2004; New York City; Third Session of the United Nations; Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
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United Nations Permanent Forum
on Indigenous Issues
United Nations Special Rapporteur
on the Situation of Human Rights
and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples
After many years of
negotiation between member states and representatives of indigenous
peoples and human rights organizations, the Human Rights Council adopted
the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on
June 29, 2006.
In September 2005, at its summit meeting, the General Assembly reaffirmed its commitment to continue making progress in the advancement of the human rights of the world's indigenous peoples at the local, national, regional and international levels, including through consultation and collaboration with them, and to present for adoption a final draft United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as soon as possible.
Like so many United Nations instruments, it represents a negotiated compromise and becomes an important contribution to the construction of a truly universal human rights protection system that all the peoples of the United Nations should indeed welcome.
We take this opportunity to appeal to the members of the General Assembly to adopt the Declaration without delay at its present session.
New York, October 16, 2006
An Appeal to the General Assembly
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
October 16, 2006
Letter to H.E. Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa of Bahrain
President, United Nations General Assembly,
from concerned non-governmental organizations
June 25, 2007
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