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Title: Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Wikipedia)
Date of publication: 13 September 2007
Description/subject: "The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly during its 61st session at UN Headquarters in New York City on 13 September 2007. While as a General Assembly Declaration it is not a legally binding instrument under international law[citation needed], according to a UN press release, it does "represent the dynamic development of international legal norms and it reflects the commitment of the UN's member states to move in certain directions"; the UN describes it as setting "an important standard for the treatment of indigenous peoples that will undoubtedly be a significant tool towards eliminating human rights violations against the planet's 370 million indigenous people and assisting them in combating discrimination and marginalisation."..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Wikipedia
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 16 September 2015


Title: Results of a Google search for "rights of indigenous peoples"
Description/subject: 14,400,000 results (September 2015)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Google
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 16 September 2015


Title: United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)
Description/subject: "The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights..."
Language: English (available also in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish)
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 16 September 2015


Individual Documents

Title: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Date of publication: 13 September 2007
Description/subject: "Resolution adopted by the General Assembly [without reference to a Main Committee (A/61/L.67 and Add.1)] 61/295. United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: The General Assembly, Taking note of the recommendation of the Human Rights Coun- cil contained in its resolution 1/2 of 29 June 2006, 1 by which the Council adopted the text of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Recalling its resolution 61/178 of 20 December 2006, by which it decided to defer consideration of and action on the Declaration to allow time for further consultations thereon, and also decided to conclude its consideration before the end of the sixty-first session of the General Assembly, Adopts the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as contained in the annex to the present resolution. 107th plenary meeting 13 September 2007 ..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: pdf (166K)
Date of entry/update: 14 October 2016


Title: ILO Convention No. 169 - Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989
Description/subject: "Convention No.169 is a legally binding international instrument open to ratification, which deals specifically with the rights of indigenous and tribal peoples. Today, it has been ratified by 20 countries. Once it ratifies the Convention, a country has one year to align legislation, policies and programmes to the Convention before it becomes legally binding. Countries that have ratified the Convention are subject to supervision with regards to its implementation..."
Language: English (also available in Arabic, French, German, Russian, Spanish
Source/publisher: International Labour Organisation
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://www.ilo.org/dyn/normlex/en/f?p=NORMLEXPUB:12100:0::NO::P12100_ILO_CODE:C169
Date of entry/update: 16 September 2015