Thursday, November 6, 2014

World Conference Takes Concrete Action to Benefit Indigenous Peoples

Opening of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. Image Courtesy of UN/Cia Pak.
Opening of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.
Image Courtesy of UN/Cia Pak.
November 3, 2014.
Will Micklin, 1st Vice President of the Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, has written an interesting and informative article for Indian Country Today about the outcome of 

"At present, indigenous nations are not members of the UN nor are they subject to the UN Charter, and therefore, indigenous nations do not vote on General Assembly resolutions; but UN member states do. The UN has relied upon non-governmental organizations organized in seven regional caucuses to report the interests and concerns of indigenous peoples. What indigenous leaders did accomplish with the World Conference is to establish that indigenous governments are the most effective advocates of their indigenous citizens, and by their advocacy, succeeded in transforming a rare opportunity into serious commitments by UN member states and into concrete and decisive actions that will be taken by various bodies of the UN."



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