NCIV advocates the rights and interests of indigenous peoples
Since 1969 NCIV is dedicated to the recognition and implementation of the rights of indigenous peoples. The adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007 has been an important landmark for NCIV. Herewith, an important part of NCIV’s mission was realized. However, much remains to be done to assure that these rights are actually realized and respected. Therefore, being a Dutch-based organization, NCIV is now focused on the implementation of the Declaration by The Netherlands. NCIV brings the issues and views of indigenous peoples to the attention of the Dutch government, civil society, business and science and works to encourage them to make a positive contribution to improving the situation of indigenous peoples at national and international levels.
NCIV is convinced that the Dutch government, civil society organizations, scientific institutions and businesses can make a significant contribution to improving the situation of indigenous peoples. The Dutch government has impact on indigenous peoples through international cooperation, foreign policy and its policies on sustainable trade that might affect them. Many sectors of the Dutch business, such as timber, palm oil and soy industry is linked to the well being of indigenous peoples. And Dutch civil society plays an important role in international cooperation, sustainable trade, conservation and promotion of human rights.
Source: Mission & vision
Address : http://indigenouspeoples.nl/about-us/mission-a-vision
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