The 13 September 2020 marks the 13th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP). The declaration founded a framework for the basic human rights of Indigenous peoples. The Declaration establishes a universal framework of minimum standards of fair treatment of Indigenous peoples as they relate to their vast circumstances.
The UNDRIP was brought to General Assembly on Thursday the 13th of September 2007. It was passed by a majority of 144 states in favour, 4 votes against (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States) and 11 abstentions.
Thirteen years on significant steps have been taken embed the Declaration and the fundamental freedoms detailed. Visit the United Nations website to understand more about the Declaration, and how this has been adopted over the past 13 years.
Reconciliation Australia acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware that this website may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.