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High Commissioner for Human Rights Hails Adoption of Declaration on Indigenous Rights
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United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour hailed today’s
adoption by the General Assembly of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous
Peoples calling it “a triumph for justice and human dignity”. The Declaration, adopted this afternoon in New York after more than two decades of negotiations at the United Nations among Member States, with the participation of indigenous peoples from around the world, addresses both individual and collective rights; cultural rights and identity; rights to education, health, employment, language, and others. It outlaws discrimination against indigenous peoples and promotes their full and effective participation in all matters that concern them. It also ensures their right to remain distinct and to pursue their own visions of economic, social and cultural development. The Declaration explicitly encourages harmonious and cooperative relations between States and Indigenous Peop
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UNOHCHR ,   (2007 )
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Press Release in English
Keywords:
TRIUMPH, JUSTICE, HUMAN DIGNITY, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, CULTURAL RIGHTS, IDENITITY, DISCRIMINATION, CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT, INDIGENOUS RIGHTS, EMPLOYMENT
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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14.02.02  -  Human Rights
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