International Expert Group Meeting Indigenous Peoples: Development with Culture and identity: Articles 3 and 32 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
12-14 January 2010, UN Headquarters, New York
The aim of the meeting was to:
To analyze enshrined human rights within international standards and policies and how these contribute to indigenous peoples’ concept of development with culture and identity;
Promote an opportunity to exchange information and analysis on the various concepts of development;
Draw attention to the various development concepts and practices and their impact on indigenous peoples’ livelihoods, communities, cultural practices and lands and natural resources;
Identify options and further plans to build the necessary conditions for development such as empowering and strengthening indigenous peoples’ organizations and governance systems;
To analyze opportunities for partnerships with indigenous peoples on development issues and how such arrangements might be informed by good practices and Corporate responsibility models;
Highlight both positive and negative development practice models from indigenous peoples’ perspectives;
Identify gaps and challenges and a possible way forward.
The Meeting was attended by Permanent Forum members, indigenous experts, States and representatives from UN Agencies and Funds. Representatives of indigenous peoples organizations are also attended.
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