United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous representatives celebrate the adoption of the Declaration Les Malezer and Victoria Tauli-Corpuz at the General Assembly 

The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday, 13 September 2007, by a majority of 144 states in favour, 4 votes against (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States) and 11 abstentions (Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burundi, Colombia, Georgia, Kenya, Nigeria, Russian Federation, Samoa and Ukraine). Click here to view the voting record.

A High-level commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was held on 17 May 2012. Click here to download the text of the resolution (A/RES/66/142) adopted by the General Assembly. For statements made during the High-level commemoration, please click here.

During the Durban Review Conference in April 2009, 182 States from all regions of the world reached consensus on an outcome document in which they “ Welcome[d] the adoption of the UN Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples which has a positive impact on the protection of victims and, in this context, urge[d] States to take all necessary measures to implement the rights of indigenous peoples in accordance with international human rights instruments without discrimination…” (UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Outcome document of the Durban Review Conference , 24 April 2009, para. 73).

Message by Victoria Tauli Corpuz, Chairperson of UNPFII

Statement by Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Statement by Sha Zukang, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs

Statement by Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Chairperson of UNPFII to the General Assembly

Press Release

Coverage of GA meeting and vote

>>>Media Advisory

>>>FAQs on the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

>>>PeRs Declaração das Nações Unidas sobre os Direitos dos Povos Indígenas


United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (A/RES/61/295) - Official UN languages

[AR] [EN] [ES] [FR] [RU] [ZH] (PDF version)

[AR] [EN] [ES] [FR] [RU][ZH] (Official Resolution Text)
 

Adolescent friendly version of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Declaración de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas Adolescent friendly version of UNDRIP-Russian
Know your Rights: Adolescent friendly version of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Conoce tus Derechos: Declaración de la ONU sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas para adolescentes

Декларация Организации Объединенных Наций о правах коренных народов:для детей подросткового возраста из числа коренных народов


Fifth Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

>>>Click here to read the statement by Grand Chief Edward John, Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, on the occasion of the Fifth Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


Other languages

Note that these are unofficial translations provided to the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The terminologies used in the translations do not necessarily reflect that of the United Nations.

Arawok (spoken in Surname) - provided by UNDP Suriname

Aucan (spoken in Surname) - provided by UNDP Suriname

Aymara - provided by COINCABOL

Bahasa/Indonesian - provided by West Papua Interest Association

Belarusian

Bisaya (spoken in the Philippines) - provided by Tebtebba

Bodo (Boro) Spoken in India - provided by Indian Confederation of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples North East Zone

Carib (spoken in Surname) - provided by UNDP Suriname

Cha'palaa (spoken in Equador) - provided by UNICEF, Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Office

Catalan - provided by alterNativa Intercanvi amb Pobles Indígenes

Crimean Tatar, provided by the Foundation of Research and Support of Indigenous Peoples of Crimea

Degar (spoken in Vietnam) povided by the Montagnard Foundation.

Dutch, provided by the Netherlands Center for Indigenous Peoples

Danish - provided by the Greenland Home Rule Government

Finnish- provided by the Government of Finland

German - provided by the German Translation Section of the United Nations

Greek - provided by UNRIC Brussels

Greenlandic - provided by the Greenland Home Rule Government

Guaraní - provided by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Paraguay

Hindi - provided by UNIC, India

Ilokano (spoken in the Philippines) - provided by Tebtebba

Innu (spoken in Innu-aimun) - provided by Innu Council of Nitassinan/Institut Tshakapesh

Italian - provided by the University of Torino

Japanese

Karaim - provided by UNIC, Warsaw

Karelian (Karjala)--a Finno-Ugric language spoken mainly in the Republic of Karelia (Russian Federation) and partly in Finland--unofficial translation

Khmer - provided by RIPP/UNDP

Kichua (spoken in the Andes) - provided by UNICEF, Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Office

Kituba - provided by UNIC, Congo

Kuna - (spoken in Panama)

Kwéyòl (spoken in Saint Lucia)

Komi (Komi kyv)--a Finno-Ugric language spoken by the Komi people in the northeastern European part of Russia--unofficial tranlsation

Lingala - provided by UNIC, Congo

Livvi-Karelian (Livvi)--a Finno-Ugric language spoken mainly in the Republic of Karelia (Russian Federation) and partly in Finland--unofficial translation

Malay - provided by RIPP/UNDP

Maori (spoken in New Zealand)

Maya - (spoken in Central America)

Mapuche - provided by UNIC, Argentina

Miskito (spoken in Nicaragua and Honduras)

Mohawk (spoken in North America)

Náhuatl (spoken in Mexico)

Nanai (spoken in Russia--Provided by Sakhalin Energy)

Norwegian - provided by the Government of Norway

Nepali - provided by Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities

Persian - provided by UNIC, Tehran

Pilipino - provided by Tebtebba Foundation, Philippines

Polish - provided by UNIC, Warsaw

Portugues - provided by UN Information Centre, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Sámi (North) - provided by Finnish Sámi Parliament

Sámi (Inari) - provided by Finnish Sámi Parliament

Sámi (Skolt)- provided by Finnish Sámi Parliament

Thai - provided by RIPP/UNDP

Trio (spoken in Suriname) - provided by UNDP Suriname

Turkish - provided by UNIC, Turkey

Uilta - (spoken in the Russian Federation) - provided by Sakhalin Energy

Veps (Vepsä)--a Finno-Ugric language spoken by the Vepsians in the Republic of Karelia, Leningrad and Vologda regions of the Russian Federation--unofficial tranlsation

Wajana (spoken in Suriname) - provided by UNDP Suriname

Wichi - provided by UNIC, Argentina

 

 

Declaration

Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
High-level commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was held on 17 May 2012. Click here to download the text of the resolution (A/RES/66/142) adopted by the General Assembly.

On September 13, 2007, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the General Assembly. This decision comes as a result of more than twenty years of work by indigenous peoples and the United Nations system.