"Indigenous presenters insisted that drastic and immediate change was required on the local, national, and international levels so that the use and storage of hazardous substances could not take place in their lands without their free prior and informed consent as affirmed in Article 29 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

They called for effective clean-up of contaminated areas, remedies for those whose lives and human rights have been affected, corporate and government responsibility to provide redress and remedy to those who have been harmed, restoration of traditional food systems and non-toxic agricultural methods, programs to address extreme poverty and the development of safe, economically viable livelihoods in Indigenous communities that are not harmful to their health or the environment.

The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) recommended that this legal review be carried out ... to address the disconnect between the UN chemicals conventions..."


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