Community consultation key for development

In December 1994, the UN declared the years from 1995 to 2004 the “International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.” The designation was renewed for the years from 2005 to 2014 and rebranded as a “Decade for Action and Dignity.” While some progress has been made toward protecting the rights and dignity of indigenous peoples in the years since these proclamations were first made, issues specifically affecting indigenous communities remain a political flashpoint in many areas of Latin America…

Read this piece in its entirety at Southern Pulse.

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