September 13, 2023

Statement of the Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples on the 16th Anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Sixteen years after the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration), much more needs to be done to bring these vital human rights standards to life.

In 2021, Canada became one of the first countries in the world to pass national legislation with the goal of fully implementing the UN Declaration. As highlighted by the tabling of Canada’s first implementation plan this June, the federal government must now take robust measures to ensure its laws, regulations, policies and programmes live up to its legal commitments.