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Protection of the heritage of indigenous people

Commission on Human Rights decision 1997/112

At its 57th meeting, on 11 April 1997, the Commission on Human Rights, taking note of resolution 1996/37 of 29 August 1996 of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, and considering the recommendations contained in the supplementary report submitted by the Special Rapporteur, Ms. Erica-Irene A. Daes, on protection of the heritage of indigenous people (E/CN.4/Sub.2/1996/22), decided, without a vote, to recommend that Ms. Erica-Irene A. Daes be entrusted with a continuing mandate to exchange information with all parts of the United Nations system involved in activities concerned with the heritage of indigenous people, with the purpose of facilitating cooperation and coordination and of promoting the full participation of indigenous people in these efforts. The Commission also requested the Secretary-General to provide the Special Rapporteur of the Sub-Commission with all the assistance necessary to accomplish her work.

[See chap. XXIV.]

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