UN General Assembly backs indigenous peoples'
(September 13, 2007) UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - The UN General Assembly on
Thursday adopted a non-binding declaration upholding the human, land and
resources rights of the world's 370 million indigenous people, brushing off
opposition from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States. The vote
in the assembly was 143 in favor and four against. Eleven countries, including
Russia and Colombia, abstained. The declaration, capping more than 20 years of
debate at the United Nations, also recognizes the right of indigenous peoples
to self-determination and sets global human rights standards for them.
The 'lost tribes' and the bliss of innocence
The Standard newspaper, Society Magazine, KENYA
(29.04.2007) The "Boni" are not the "Boni" - and the Aweer (the real name of the "Boni") are not a lost tribe ! Newspapers always get things wrong! Why? For them we are just something exotic to report on.
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