Ten years of UNDRIP: report

21 July 2017
Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples
To the GA at its 72nd session



The General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) on 13 September 2007 (resolution 61/295). The mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples was extended to include the task of promoting the Declaration within weeks of its adoption in 2007.


In this report, the Special Rapporteur provides some views on the status of implementation of the Declaration, based on the situations observed in country visits, allegations received by the mandate holder, independent research, and exchanges maintained with States, indigenous peoples and others during the past decade.

At the end, some recommendations are presented on necessary steps and areas that require special attention to ensure that indigenous peoples enjoy the rights recognised in the Declaration and relevant international human rights instruments. The Special Rapporteur provides examples and references for the work developed by the mandate holder to support this aim.