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"Self-development occurs to the extent that indigenous peoples have the autonomy to decide on their future, and this is only possible when indigenous peoples own, dominate and above all, have control over the territory”
Representative of the Nasa people
, Cauca, Colombia.

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In this section you will find useful training and study materials on current issues about indigenous communities. All included documents are published subject to their respective authors’ rights. All documents and materials created by Almáciga are under a Creative Commons license.

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Este CD recoge algunos documentos relevantes de la Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre Desarrollo Sostenible Río+20, que tuvo lugar en Río de Janeiro en junio de 2012, y está elaborado gracias al apoyo del Programa Indígena de la Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) y de la Fundación Biodiversidad.  Ambas entidades contribuyeron también con fondos para la participación de delegados indígenas en las reuniones de la Conferencia.

Puede acceder a los documentos pulsando los links que aparecen a lo largo de este artículo.

In the words of Rodolfo Stavenhagen, former Special Rapporteur, “The adoption by the General Assembly of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a step forward in the consolidation of international mechanisms for the protection of the human rights of all persons, to which all Members of the Organization are committed.”

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