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Sign the Petition on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Sign the Petition on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Posted: 2006-08-15

"We reaffirm our commitment to continue making progress in the advancement of the human rights of the world?s indigenous peoples at the local, national, regional and international levels, including through consultation and collaboration with them, and to present for adoption a final draft United Nations declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples as soon as possible."
-- 2005 World Summit Outcome , adopted by the UN General Assembly, 24 October 2005

In every region of the world, the survival or well-being of Indigenous peoples is threatened by grave and persistent violations of their fundamental human rights.

A strong and uplifting United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is urgently needed to establish minimum international standards to inspire and urge states and others to respect and uphold the rights of Indigenous peoples without discrimination.

We call upon all states to support as a priority the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Human Rights Council, Res. 2006/2, 29 June 2006, Annex [PDF, 155kb]) and its adoption by the General Assembly before the end of 2006.


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The petition is also available in the following languages:


French:

http://www.amnesty.ca/ip_un_petition/UN_indigenous_rights_petition_fr.php [Opens new window]


Spanish:

http://www.amnesty.ca/ip_un_petition/UN_indigenous_rights_petition_es.php [Opens new window]


Russian:

http://www.amnesty.ca/ip_un_petition/UN_indigenous_rights_ru.php [Opens new window]