Saturday, October 31, 2009

Mid-year assessment of the 2nd International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

IITC, IWA, AILA NWAC and IOIRD joint submission for the UN Secretary General’s mid-year assessment of the 2nd International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

The International Indian Treaty Council, Indigenous World Association, American Indian Law Alliance, International Organization of Indigenous Resource Development and the Native Women’s Association of Canada, all Indigenous Non-governmental Organizations with UN ECOSOC Consultative Status, submitted the following information to the UN Secretary General. The organizations made the submission in accordance with resolution 63/161 adopted on 18 December 2008, in which the UN General Assembly called on the Secretary General, in consultation with Member States, relevant UN agencies and mechanisms, and other stakeholders including indigenous peoples’ organizations, to submit a mid-term assessment report to the General Assembly at its sixty fifth session, that evaluates progress made in the achievement of the goal and objectives of the Second Decade.

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