Ignorance on the periphery

Ignorance on the periphery

There are 1 comment on the Stabroek News story from Jun 3, 2009, titled Ignorance on the periphery. In it, Stabroek News reports that:

The indigenous people of the Guianas are largely ignorant of their governments' intentions for the environment and of their inalienable rights.

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Veronica

Cassá De La Selva, Spain

#1 Jun 3, 2009
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The Declaration sets out the individual and collective rights of indigenous peoples, as well as their rights to culture, identity, language, employment, health, education and other issues. It also "emphasizes the rights of indigenous peoples to maintain and strengthen their own institutions, cultures and traditions, and to pursue their development in keeping with their own needs and aspirations".It "prohibits discrimination against indigenous peoples", and it "promotes their full and effective participation in all matters that concern them and their right to remain distinct and to pursue their own visions of economic and social development"

Trevor Stevenson, Executive Director of the Amazon Alliance questioned President Jagdeo about the administration’s willingness to ratify the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This forced the President to admit that the administration was not yet ready to do so, but could change its position if some ‘issues’ can be resolved.

What are the issues Jagdeo refers to?

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