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Key Phrases in IUCN Resolutions on Indigenous Peoples (1996)

Resolution 1.49 on Indigenous Peoples and the IUCN calls upon members ‘to consider the adoption and implementation of the objectives of’ ILO Convention 169 and the CBD, ‘and comply with the spirit of’ the UN Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Resolution 1.50 on Indigenous Peoples, Intellectual Property and Biological Diversity recognizes ‘the rights of indigenous peoples to their lands and territories and natural resources, as well as their role in management, use and conservation, as a requirement for the effective implementation’ of the CBD.

Resolution 1.51 on Indigenous Peoples and Mineral and Oil Extraction, Infrastructure and Development Works calls on the IUCN and members to respect the rights of the world’s indigenous peoples, based on the ‘adoption and implementation of the objectives of’ CBD, ILO Convention 169 and ‘comply with the spirit and principles of’ the UN Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Chapter 26 of Agenda 21.

Resolution 1.52 on Indigenous Peoples on Marine and Coastal Areas recognizes ‘the role and collective interest of indigenous peoples taking into account the terms of’ the CBD, ILO Convention 169 and the UN Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Resolution 1.53 on Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas calls on the IUCN Secretariat and members to develop and implement a clear policy on protected areas and indigenous peoples based on ‘recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples to their lands or territories and resources which fall within protected areas’.

Resolution 1.54 on Indigenous Peoples and Conservation in Meso-America recognizes ‘the rights of indigenous peoples taking into account the terms of’ ILO Convention 169, the CBD and the UN Draft Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Resolution 1.55 on Indigenous Peoples and Forests recognizes ‘the rights of indigenous peoples taking into account’ the terms of ILO Convention 169 and the UN Draft Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Resolution 1.56 on Indigenous Peoples and the Andes recognizes ‘the role and collective interest of indigenous peoples taking into account the terms of’ the CBD, ILO Convention 169 and the UN Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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