International Human Rights Day
Human Rights Day would have been celebrated - PFII
General Assembly President, HE Madame Sheika Heya Rashed Al Khalifa, receives greetings from Indigenous delegate, Jose Carlos Morales. The President listened to requests that the Indigenous Peoples be acknowledged in the General Assembly when the Declaration is formally adopted.
Permanent Forum on
Office of the High Commissioner
International Indian Treaty Council
American Indian Law Alliance
International Work Group
Rights and Democracy
Amnesty International, Canada
University of Minnesota
UN PRESS CONFERENCE
13 October 2006
View Webcast Video - 42 minutes
This media conference occurred at the UN on 13 October 2006 to discuss the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples including its history, significance and current status.
H.E. Mr Enrique Berruga, Permanent Representative of Mexico;
Statement by UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People, on the General Assembly's decision not to adopt the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
4 December 2006
The Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous People, Rodolfo Stavenhagen, is concerned about the recent decision of the General Assembly to adjourn consideration of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. It is disappointing that the General Assembly missed the opportunity to assert its principled support of this important human rights instrument on the occasion of this year's Human Rights Day, and as a major contribution to the world's human rights.