Advocacy for Adoption

 

Indigenous Leaders at UN HeadquartersOn Friday 20 October 2006, representatives of the Indigenous Peoples Caucus, the Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of Indigenous People met with the President of the General Assembly, Her Excellency Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa to appeal for the adoption by the General Assembly the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Photo: Mr. Jose Carlos Morales (Latin America), Ms. June Lorenzo (North America), Mr. Les Malezer (Pacific), Mr.Devasish Roy (Asia), Her Excellency Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa, Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues), Ms.Dalee Sambo Dorough (Arctic), Mr.Joseph Ole Simol (Africa), Mr. Rodolfo Stavenhagen (UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of Indigenous People), Ms. Mirian Masaquiza and Ms. Elsa Stamatopoulou (Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues).

The United Nations Declaration is contained in the Report of the Human Rights Council

  • UN Radio Coverage of the Declaration
  • Press Release: UN system and NGOs call for an early adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the General Assembly, 17 October 2006
  • Statement by Mr. Jose Antonio Ocampo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and the Coordinator of the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People to the Third Committee on Indigenous Issues, 16 October 2006
  • Media Advisory: Events to celebrate the historic United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Media Advisory: Press Conference to discuss the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • FAQs: Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • An Appeal to the General Assembly on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples from Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Chairperson of UNPFII and Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Special Rapporteur on the Situation on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous People. Available in English, Spanish and French
  • Webcast of Press Conference, 13 October on the Declaration