UN General Assembly discusses indigenous rights of indigenous peoples

GA Third Committee disucssion. Picture by Mirian MasaquizaOn 19 October, the Third Committee of the General Assembly, focused on human rights, considered its agenda item on the rights of indigenous peoples, including follow up to the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.

The Assistant-Secretary-General for Economic Affairs, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Lenni Montiel, presented the report of the Secretary-General on follow up to the World Conference.

This included updates on the development of a United Nations system-wide action plan on indigenous peoples, the review of the mandate of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the participation of indigenous peoples within the United Nations.

Numerous UN Member States made statements. Watch the archived webcast.