cover image: Questionnaire to UN system - World Health Organization (WHO)


Questionnaire to UN system - World Health Organization (WHO)

17 Nov 2023

With respect to the call to WHO to adopt an Indigenous Peoples policy and mandate to approach the health of Indigenous Peoples in all its regions: • The Member States participating in the 76th Session of the World Health Assembly in May 2023 adopted the Resolution 76.16 on the Health of Indigenous Peoples. [...] System-Wide Action Plan to achieve the ends of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Background As per the Outcome Document of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (A/RES/69/2), a system-wide action plan to ensure a coherent approach to achieving the ends of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted in November 2015 and launched by the Secretary-Gene. [...] 4 The six key elements of the SWAP are: 1) Raise awareness of the UNDRIP; 2) Support the implementation of the UNDRIP, particularly at the country level; 3) Support the realization of indigenous peoples’ rights in the implementation and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; 4) Map existing standards and 12 . [...] • In alignment with WHO's commitment to scale up efforts for the advancement of Indigenous Peoples’ health globally and to support collective initiatives promoting the human rights and well-being of Indigenous Peoples, and the implementation of the SWAP, WHO is pleased to undertake the role of co-chair to the IASG in 2024-. [...] Action taken on the key elements of the UN SWAP on Indigenous Peoples Raise awareness of the UNDRIP • The outcome document of the first WHO Traditional Medicine Global Summit in 2023, the “Gujarat Declaration”, explicitly acknowledges the need to fully recognize, respect, and protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples, as outlined in the UNDRIP, including the right to self-determination, the right t.


Arturo Requesens-Galnares

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