Thursday, 6 September 2007

URGENT Indigenous Peoples Press Conference at U.N. Headquarters

Filed under: Indigenous Peoples,News Watch Blog — Catherine Morris @ 07:30 PDT

An agreement has been reached over the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The “Co-sponsors” and the Africa Group of States have now reached agreement over an amended version of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The Indigenous Peoples Caucus is undertaking an urgent consultation with Indigenous Peoples delegations to determine whether the amended Declaration is to be supported or rejected. This important consultation ultimately means the amended Declaration is to be approved by the General Assembly or not adopted… The press conference will be webcast live on http://www.un.org/webcast.

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