World Conference Reaffirms Commitment to Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

Indigenous rights

23 September 2014: Delegates at the first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) adopted an outcome document calling for the appointment of a high-level UN official on indigenous peoples, and for UN system-wide coherence of efforts to bring about the full realization of indigenous peoples’ rights. The conference outcome urges all concerned to address the needs of indigenous women, youth, persons with disabilities, and older people.

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Climate change: Young Christians call on EU to commit to eco-justice

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The EU is among the major players in the global climate negotiations. The EU is committed to adopting the principles of its climate policy and objectives for 2030 at the meeting of the European Council in October 2014. The conference offered a space for an exchange of views and raised specific concerns related to the Christian and youth perspective. The main point was the close and inseparable link between climate change and justice.

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Declaration of ASEM High-Level Conference on Intercultural and Inter-Religious Dialogue

High-Level Conference on Intercultural and Inter-Religious Dialogue

The Russian Federation hosted the ASEM High-Level Conference on Intercultural and Inter-Religious Dialogue from 3-4 July 2014 in St Petersburg. The final declaration addressed the need for inter-religious contacts at all levels, reaffirming the Vientiane message of ASEM partners in 2012.

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