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U.S.A. Endorses UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Three years after the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the UN General Assembly, all four countries who initially voted against it have now reversed their positions. President Barack Obama has just announced his decision, which comes after months of consultations and follows close on the heels of Canada’s endorsement of the Declaration on November 12. Obama notably stated that “what matters far more than words, what matters far more than any resolution or declaration, are actions to match those words.”

16 December 2010

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