Social Cultural and Humanitarian Committee


Aditya Gunawan

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Country: Brazil

Topic: Eliminating violence towards Indigenous people

Committee: Social Cultural and Humanitarian Committee (SOCHUM)

The Elimination of Violence towards Indigenous people- a goal that embodies the end of social injustice and violent uproar towards Indigenous people around the World. Hence forth, Brazil favored in the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) of which was adopted by the General assembly in 2007. Further decisions by the Working Group has concluded that the declaration now exists as an important international consensus document that sets “the minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the Indigenous peoples of the world” (United Nations 2008, article 43). The issue that is being addressed circulates the moral and well being of all nations. Without doubt, there are several challenges that must be adhered to namely; Infrastructure projects, lack of adequate communication, threat to isolated groups, education, diseases as well as the basic rights that the Indigenous people attain for.

When discerning the topic of Eliminating violence towards Indigenous people, Brazil strongly agrees to the solutions concerning the sustainable development and elimination of violence towards Indigenous people. Dating back as far as 1500, when the first European settlers arrived, the Indigenous people of Brazil had already suffered backlash and atrocity. From there on, little change and progress was made to alleviate rights for the Indigenous People. However, in 1988, Brazil enacts in its constitution which recognizes indigenous peoples as the first and natural owners of the land and guarantees their rights to land. Since the 1988 Constitution, the number of indigenous organizations has increased a great amount. Today there may be as many as 100 indigenous organizations in the country. The National Indian Foundation (FUNAI), is the Brazilian Government body that es...

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