Thursday, May 17, 2007

Token talk at the UN on the rights of indigenous people

"Commenting on the issues at stake, Mrs. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum, said, "with the increasing desire of States for more economic growth, senseless exploitation of indigenous peoples' territories and resources continues unabated. Majority of the world's remaining natural resources, minerals, freshwater, potential energy sources and more, are found within indigenous peoples' territories. Access to and ownership and development of these resources remain contentious"."

I don't know about you, but I have no faith in anything the UN says (I had written "does" but then remembered that they don't do anything). Worked with them on too many project to believe in them.

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