Date: 
Friday 14 September 2007

The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration) affirms the minimum standards for the survival, dignity, security and well-being of Indigenous peoples worldwide and enshrines Indigenous peoples’ right to be different.
The Declaration was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in September 2007. This was the culmination of more than 20 years of negotiation between the Indigenous peoples and governments of the world. The Australian Government announced its support for the Declaration in 2009.

To find out more about the Declaration, Go to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples website. From the website, you can watch a dvd about the Declaration, download copies of the Declaration and community materials for the Declaration, order hard copies of the Declaration, and link to further resources.

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Fact Sheets

Resources

• Community Guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
(71 pages)
• Abridged Community Guide
(8 pages)
• UN Declaration Booklet
(64 pages)
• UN Declaration Poster
(2 pages)