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Reference:  A/60/100  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

 
 

  Item 68:  

 

Indigenous issues

Date of consideration:  19-20 October 2005

Third Committee report (59th session):  A/59/500  [ F ]  [ S ]  [ A ]  [ C ]  [ R ]

Documents:

A/60/270  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]       A/60/270/Add.1  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Report of the Secretary-General on the Second International Decade of the World's Indigenous People

Summary:

At its forty-eighth session, in 1993, following a recommendation by the World Conference on Human Rights, the General Assembly proclaimed the International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1994-2004) (resolution 48/163).

The General Assembly considered this question under the item entitled "Programme of activities of the International Decade of the World's Indigenous People" at its forty-ninth to fifty-eighth sessions (resolutions 49/214, 50/156, 50/157, 51/78, 52/108, 53/129, 54/150, 55/80, 56/140, 57/191 to 57/193 and 58/158).

At its fifty-seventh session, the General Assembly requested the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to submit, through the Secretary-General, an annual report to it on the implementation of the programme of activities for the Decade (resolution 57/192).

Second International Decade of the World's Indigenous People

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly proclaimed the Second International Decade of the World's Indigenous People, commencing on 1 January 2005; decided that the goal of the Second Decade should be the further strengthening of international cooperation for the solution of problems faced by indigenous people in such areas as culture, education, health, human rights, the environment and social and economic development; requested the Secretary-General to appoint the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs as the Coordinator for the Second Decade; also requested the Secretary-General to submit a report to the Assembly at its sixtieth session on a comprehensive programme of action for the Second Decade based on the achievements of the first Decade; and decided to include in the provisional agenda of its sixtieth session an item entitled "Indigenous issues" (resolution 59/174).

United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Populations

The Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Populations was established pursuant to General Assembly resolutions 40/131 of 13 December 1985, 50/156 of 21 December 1995, 53/130 of 9 December 1998 and 56/140 of 19 December 2001. At its fifty-ninth session, the Assembly took note of the note by the Secretary-General transmitting the biennial report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the status of the Fund (decision 59/526).

Voluntary Fund for the Second International Decade of the World's Indigenous People

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to establish a voluntary fund for the Second Decade, which to all juridical purposes and effects should be set up and should discharge its functions as a successor to the already existing voluntary fund established for the first Decade pursuant to Assembly resolutions 48/163, 49/214 and 50/157 (resolution 59/174).

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people

At its sixty-first session, the Commission on Human Rights welcomed the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people (E/CN.4/2005/88 and Add.1-4) and requested him to submit a report on his activities to the General Assembly at its sixtieth session (Commission resolution 2005/51).

 

 

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