New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council in Australia considers United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

By | 10 April, 2011

alc-australiaDelegates attending the biennial conference of the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council, the main representative body in Aboriginal affairs in the state of New South Wales, Australia, discussed the UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a benchmark for major aspects of the organization´s work. The Special Rapporteur, James Anaya, gave the keynote address at the conference, focusing on the Declaration and linking it with the conference theme, “Be Informed, Be Involved, Be Inspired“. The conference brings together the 119 local aboriginal land councils throughout New South Wales every two years to discuss work and exchange information and experiences. Read more about the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council here. Read Professor Anaya’s keynote speech here.