UN launches global partnership to put indigenous rights into action
UNDP press release, 20 May 2011

NEW YORK, USA: Four UN agencies launched the first global initiative to put into action the rights enshrined in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The UN-Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership (UNIPP) aims to work through training and consultation with governments, organizations and representatives of indigenous peoples to boost their role in high-level decision-making and policy work. The partnership brings together the International Labour Organization (ILO), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and UNICEF, as well as governments, to work on areas such as conflict prevention around ancestral land and use of natural resources. Read the UNDP press release … Read the UNICEF press release … Read the UNIPP fact sheet …

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