IOSDE welcomes the mentions of violence against Indigenous women in the Outcome Document, however we regret that the Outcome Document makes no mention of self-determination, a fundamental right of Indigenous Peoples that is most violated by States and past, present and ongoing colonization. IOSDE also notes the absence of mention of either colonialism or decolonization in the General Assembly Resolution Outcome document. These vital legal matters were addressed in the Indigenous Alta Outcome Document of the Global Indigenous Preparatory Conference for the WCIP held on 10-12 June 2013 in Alta, Norway/Sapmi. These topics were eliminated in negotiations for a final UN Outcome Document.
For IOSDE's intervention at UN EMRIP in Geneva in July 2014 concerning the lack of mention of self-determination in the first draft of the WCIP Outcome Document released click here.