Fast Facts: Indigenous Peoples

Published on 05 Aug 2011

Document Summary

On 13 September, 2007, UNDP's longstanding engagement with indigenous peoples received a renewed impetus with the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


UNDP looks forward to working collectively with Governments and indigenous peoples around the globe to effectively implement the principles laid out in this historic declaration. In doing so, UNDP will build on its ongoing work to support the rights of indigenous peoples, which includes regional initiatives in both Asia and the Pacific and Latin America, as well as efforts to address the needs of indigenous groups worldwide as they pertain to UNDP's key focus areas of Women's Empowerment, Democratic Governance, Poverty Reduction and Environment and Energy.

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