FW: Indigenous Declaration Approved at Last

Don Osborn dzo at BISHARAT.NET
Fri Sep 14 15:22:33 UTC 2007


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Dear Friends, 

You may have seen this in the papers today.  Finally, after 22 years, the
Universal Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has been approved
by the U.N. General Assembly, with 143 of 192 delegates voting in favor
(voting against were the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand).  The
attached UN newsletter was forwarded by Tove Skutnabb-Kangas; see the first
article.

This is definitely cause for celebration and appreciation of all those who
fought long and hard for this over more than 2 decades.

Teresa L. McCarty, Ph.D.
Alice Wiley Snell Professor of Education Policy Studies
Arizona State University
Mary Lou Fulton College of Education
Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Farmer Building 120 - PO Box 872411
Tempe, AZ 85287-2411
PH: 480.965.6357  FAX: 480.965-1880
Teresa.McCarty at asu.edu


The stories in today's IPS UN Journal include the following:

NATIVE PEOPLES SCORE HISTORIC POLITICAL VICTORY
Haider Rizvi 
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 13 (IPS) - After 22 years of long and cumbersome
negotiations, leaders of the world's 270 million indigenous people have won
a powerful symbolic victory in their fight for recognition of the right to
self-determination and control over their land and resources. 

CHINA, INDIA, BRAZIL, SOUTH AFRICA TILT GLOBAL POWER BALANCE
Linus Atarah
HELSINKI, Sep 13 (IPS) - Four developing countries -- China, India, Brazil
and South Africa (CIBS) -- are poised to become new southern engines of
global economic growth with increasing potential to provide prosperity to
other developing countries, said prominent economics researchers here. 

U.S., U.N. STAGE DUELING CLIMATE MEETS
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 13 (IPS) - Are the United Nations and the United States
trying to outdo each other by hosting two parallel summit meetings on the
same subject -- climate change -- during the same week at the end of
September? 

'CHINA UNFAZED BY DEMOCRACY PARTNERSHIP'
Stephen de Tarczynki
MELBOURNE, Sep 13 (IPS) - Analysts here say that while China does not
welcome the Democracy Partnership' announced by President George W. Bush at
the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Sydney last week, it
is not overly alarmed either. 

WINTER OLYMPICS IN RUSSIA-- PUTIN WARNS AGAINST CORRUPTION
MOSCOW, Sep 13 (IPS) - President Vladimir Putin has issued a blunt warning
to heads of organisations and regional administrations involved with the
preparations for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia's southern sea
resort, to eschew corruption. 

NEWSBRIEFS...
'EU Not Aiding Women Enough'
Parliaments Said to be Weak in Fighting Desertification
________________________________________________

IPS, United Nations, Room S-485, New York, N.Y. 10017
Tel.(212)963-6156/963-1175, Fax (212)754-2791/888-6099

-- 
Dr Tove Skutnabb-Kangas
Roskilde University, Dept of Languages and Culture, Denmark
Åbo Akademi University Vasa, Dept of Education, Finland 
Use only home address - get it from me.
email:SkutnabbKangas followed by @gmail.com  <http://gmail.com>
<http://gmail.com> 
home page: http://akira.ruc.dk/~tovesk/



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