Karelia Takes Part in Implementation of the Plan of Action for the Second International Decade of the World's Indigenous People
Òåìà: Indigenous Issues
At the end of 1993 the UN General Assembly on the recommendation of the World Conference on Human Rights proclaimed the International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995-2004) with the theme of "Indigenous people: partnership in action".
In 2005 the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was proclaimed with the aim of further strengthening of international cooperation in solving problems faced by indigenous peoples in education, health, human rights, environment and socio-economic development through implementation of target programs and projects.
The plan of republican events within the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples held in Russia was implemented to provide complex approach to solution of task assigned in 2008-2009. The Head of Karelia has approved the new organizing committee on preparation and holding of the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on the territory of republic in connection with expiration of this plan. The organizing committee is headed by Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of Karelia Valery Boinich, deputy chairman is the Minister on National Policy and Relations with Religious Associations Andrey Manin. The organizing committee consists of representatives of republican ministries and departments, administrations of municipal areas and urban districts, and public organizations.
The organizing committee is planning to continue working on satisfaction of ethnopolitical, ethnosocial and ethnocultural needs of indigenous people of republic within the Plan of republicn activities for 2010–2011.
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