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Indigenous Peoples call upon UN for Rights of Mother Earth

“In the Spirit of Self Determination of the Indigenous Peoples of Mother Earth, equal to all other Peoples…”

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

INTERVENTION TO THE 10TH SESSION OF THE UNITED NATIONS PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES

Read Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Intervention on Item 3(b) Environment Submitted by Participants of the Indigenous Peoples Preparatory Meeting

“The following recommendations aim to strengthen the participation of indigenous peoples in relevant UN processes and mechanisms; identify key issues and positions relating to the environment; and ensure the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in matters of the environment:

3) We support the Cochabamba Peoples’ Agreement and the Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth. Furthermore, we commit to discussing how to implement the rights of Mother Earth in a way that is in line with our traditional teachings.”

Read the entire Final Statement Submitted by Participants
of the Indigenous Peoples Preparatory Meeting