#ifadips - Indigenous People's Forum wraps up with an action plan

From IFAD social reporting blog Tue Feb 12 2013, 15:56:00

A participant at work during the first global

meeting of the Indigenous Peoples' Forum. ©IFAD

ROME, Italy - The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, adopted in 2007, mandates UN Member States to treat indigenous peoples in accordance with all international human rights treaties and conventions. For IFAD and its sister agencies and institutions in the UN system, the most relevant parts of that document may be Articles 41 and 42, which call upon them to provide whatever support is needed - including "financial cooperation and technical assistance" - to ensure the "full application" of the declaration's provisions.

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