Know your rights! United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for indigenous adolescents

Written for a global adolescent audience, the adolescent-friendly United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) provides background information on the indigenous peoples’ movement, the importance of the Declaration and summarizes its articles to highlight their essence. The Declaration, which applies to indigenous peoples as individuals and as a group, explains how the rights of indigenous peoples – including indigenous young people – are to be protected by governments around the world. Indigenous young people were actively involved in the development of UNDRIP and they are working hard to make sure governments implement it. This text provides a summary of some of the important language, themes and articles of the document so that young people can continue to play an important role in ensuring the Declaration is fully implemented around the world. At the end of the publication you will find a list of words ('Word Bank') and what they mean.

Author:

Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Global Indigenous Youth Caucus

Year Published:

2013

Publisher:

UNICEF