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Director-General Opens Symposium on “Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations”

Director-General Opens Symposium on “Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations”

10 September 2013

The Director-General opened a symposium on “Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations: from the experience of the first delegates to the empowerment of the younger generations”. He noted that safeguarding the rights of indigenous peoples for past and future generations has been and remains an important priority of the United Nations and as we recognize what we have achieved, it is also important to acknowledge the challenges that remain.