10th International Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

10th International Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Affairs Indigenous Advisory Council
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Indigenous Advisory Council

10th Anniversary: 2007-2017 United Nations declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples #WeAreIndigenous UN.Org/Indigenous

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration) is the most comprehensive statement on the rights of Indigenous peoples around the world and on its 10th international anniversary, the Australian Government has reaffirmed its ongoing support for the declaration.

Australia’s Indigenous Affairs agenda is consistent with the Declaration, from efforts to repatriate ancestral remains, to supporting the maintenance of language and culture, in our approaches to Closing the Gap in education, employment and health.

The Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council is a key part of the Government’s approach to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Council welcomes the Government’s respect for human rights and its commitment to the Declaration.

Ms Andrea Mason, Professor Ngiare Brown and Cr Roy Ah See, members of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, have participated in meetings of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues as representatives of their organisations.

You can read more in Minister Scullion's media release, Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.