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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs commemorates the International Day of Indigenous Peoples and reaffirms its commitment to respect their human rights

Monday, August 9, 2021

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs joins the commemoration of the "International Day of Indigenous People", agreed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994 and in which Chile reaffirms its support and commitment to the regional and universal initiatives that encourage promoting and respecting the human rights of indigenous people.

In this sense, the Foreign Ministry highlights the participation of our country in the Fund for the Development of the Indigenous People of Latin America and the Caribbean or Indigenous Fund, which until today is the only multilateral international cooperation organization specialized in promoting self-development and the recognition of the rights of Indigenous People in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

Chile is also part of the Permanent Forum for Indigenous Affairs, dependent on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), and which aims to achieve progress in indigenous matters, related to their socio-economic, cultural, environmental, educational development, in health and human rights.

Additionally, the country is a member of the Mechanism of Experts on the Rights of Indigenous People (EMRIP), created by the Human Rights Council as a subsidiary body, which provides thematic advice to the Council and supports the Member States in the achievement of the objectives contained in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. The latter was endorsed by Chile in the context of the United Nations General Assembly.