Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People

On 22 December 2004, the General Assembly adopted Resolution A/RES/59/174 for a Second International Decade, which commenced on 1 January 2005 and concluded in December 2014. The objectives of the Second International Decade were to:

  1. Promote non-discrimination and inclusion of indigenous peoples in processes at all levels
  2. Promote the full and effective participation of indigenous peoples in decision making
  3. Redefine development policies that are culturally appropriate for indigenous peoples
  4. Adopt targeted policies/programs for the development of indigenous peoples
  5. Develop strong monitoring mechanisms to improve the lives of indigenous peoples

Read the Final Report of the Second Decade here