International

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

'It is using the Declaration that breathes life into it.' As an international instrument, the Declaration provides a blueprint for Indigenous peoples and governments around the world, based on the principles of self-determination and participation, to respect the rights and roles of Indigenous peoples within society. It is the instrument that contains the minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of Indigenous peoples all over the world

 

- Mick Gooda,

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.

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