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
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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;
AFRICANS DENY INUIT AND SAAMI HUMAN RIGHTS
INUIT CIRCUMPOLAR COUNCIL AND SAAMI COUNCIL
November 28, 2006
Today African states should be ashamed of their contribution to one of the worst days in human rights history. Today, African states displayed the fact that they could not accept a human rights instrument that is fair, balanced and consistent with international law and its progressive development in the specific context of the worlds Indigenous Peoples. They did so by advancing a no action motion in the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, which was considering the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.