UN World Conference on Indigenous Peoples in 2014
On Tuesday 16 November the Third Committee of the General Assembly adopted a resolution on indigenous peoples’ issues.
In this resolution, the General Assembly decides to organize a World Conference on Indigenous Peoples in 2014.
The General Assembly decided to organize a World conference on Indigenous Peoples in 2014, aiming at sharing perspectives and best practices on the realization of the rights of indigenous peoples. The conference will also seek to pursue the objectives of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
The President of the General Assembly is invited to conduct open-ended consultations with member states peoples’ representatives in the framework of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, as well as with the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Special Rapporteur in order to determine the modalities for the meeting, including indigenous peoples’ participation at the conference.
At the same time, the General Assembly encouraged states who have not yet ratified or acceded to the ILO Convention No 169 (the International Labour Organization Convention concerhning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries), to do so and to consider supporting the UNDRIP (UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples).
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