The UN Declaration on the rights of Indigenous People was adopted in September 2007. It is a "non-binding text that 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".
The ILO Convention 169 is the main international legal binding instrument on indigenous and tribal people. The Central African Republic became the first African country to adopt the convention in August 2010.
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Source: Center for International Environmental Law |