UN today examines challenges in rights of indigenous peoples

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Tadodaho Sid Hill, Chief of the onondaga village, participates in the permanent UN Forum on indigenous issues in the UN General Assembly. | Photo: UN/Evan Schneider

Organization of the United Nations (UN) on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 celebrates the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples and analyze both the progress made since then as the problems that persist for these communities.
It will do so at a special event in the General Assembly in New York, in which central intervention shall be borne by the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, of Aymara ethnic group.
> Recognize Bolivia advances in defense of indigenous rights the day before, on the first day of the Permanent Forum, indigenous peoples called to create mechanisms that will ensure the follow-up to the implementation of the Declaration adopted in 2007, which recognizes the indigenous right to self-determination.

UN prepares to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Declaration on the rights of the peoples #Indígenas https://t.co/6tpiLJyq5I pic.twitter.com/pBscaRq7Ri – News UN (@NoticiasONU) April 25, 2017 Forum’s President this year, the Malian Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine, stressed at a press conference that the Declaration is the “legal document par excellence” to assess the situation of indigenous peoples both nationally and internationally.
“The Declaration is undoubtedly a contribution and an important step forward which reflects the aspirations of indigenous peoples,” said the Minister of labour of Guatemala, Aura Leticia Teleguario, that however stressed the importance of further progress in their practical application.
> Indigenous peoples of Venezuela highlighted its achievements to the UN “the challenge is now for the State, to promote recognition of the practices, principles and ancient values such as a universal human right,” insisted.