Nations General Assembly & Indigenous Peoples
The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is the process established in 2003 to prevent conflict diamonds from entering the mainstream rough diamond market. Indigenous peoples are ethnic groups that are defined as indigenous according to one of the various definitions of the term, though there is no universally accepted definition./5
Five years ago on September 13, I was at the United Nations General Assembly with Six Nations Chiefs, including Oren Lyons, when the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was finally adopted after nearly 30 years of negotiations.
Sept 13 2007 The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The United Nations General Assembly declared the second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People for 2005-2014. International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is celebrated every August 9th during this decade. This internationally recognized day focuses on strengthening international cooperation to find solutions to the problems faced by indigenous peoples everywhere, including human rights, the environment, development, education and health.
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