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Support to Indigenous Peoples

Strategy for Danish support to Indigenous Peoples

Denmark’s development policy aims at reducing poverty by promoting sustainable development through pro-poor economic growth. The strong emphasis on human rights and democratisation as well as economic development in Danish development policy, implies that indigenous peoples and their concerns must be duly reflected in development cooperation activities and initiatives.
The strategy intends to provide a platform for permanent dialogue for the promotion of indigenous rights and its falls within the international agreements and conventions. The objectives of the Danish support to indigenous peoples rights are to strengthen the rights of indigenous peoples to control and influence their own development paths and to determine matters regarding their own economic, social, political, and cultural situation.

Strategy for Danish Support to Indigenous Peoples (2004) is a review of the first strategy, formulated in 1994. The present strategy is based on the findings of the review and a consultation process with Danish and international representatives of indigenous peoples and organisations working with and for indigenous peoples.

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Table of Contents:

 List of abreviations
1 Introduction
2 Strategic outline
3 The key strategic elements
4 Management systems
5 Notes


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