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State of the World"s Indigenous Peoples: Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


Autor institucional : Naciones Unidas
Autor/Autores: Naciones Unidas
Fecha de publicación: Septiembre 2019
Alcance geográfico: Mundial
Publicado en: Estados Unidos
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Resumen: The report reflects on how the inclusion of indigenous peoples (beyond indigenous NGOs) can lead to “exceptionally positive results when the aims and purposes of the participations are in accord with the spirit, purposes and principles of the UN.” As an illustration, the report highlights how the participation of indigenous peoples in the development of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development resulted in six references to indigenous peoples, including two within the SDGs. Indigenous peoples are referenced in SDG target 2.3 on doubling agricultural inputs and outcomes among indigenous small-scale farmers, as well as in SDG target 4.5 on ensuring equal access to education for indigenous children. In addition, the Agenda"s section on follow-up and review calls for indigenous peoples" participation. Despite this progress, the report argues that much more needs to be done to ensure the rights of indigenous peoples. The report highlights a number of challenges, including legal and structural barriers to indigenous peoples’ full, equal and effective participation in political, economic, social and cultural life. Progress has been “uneven and variable within and between countries and regions.” Some countries do not recognize the rights of indigenous peoples, including their rights to land, territories and resources and their right to self-determination, which can result in lower standards of wellbeing among indigenous peoples in comparison with other groups. The report states that indigenous people often have poor access to health care and education, resulting in higher poverty rates, higher child and infant mortality rates and lower life expectancy.



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