Achievements and challenges of the UN Declaration the rights of indigenous peoples – Oral Statement to the 36th session of the Human Rights Council

The adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ten years ago was a land-mark event, codifying a number of norms essential for the continued vitality of Indigenous peoples and their cultures. The process of its negotiation, which allowed for effective participation of Indigenous representatives set an important precedent.
However, much remains to be done to ensure that the aims of the Declaration fully materialize.

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