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Holy See Permanent Observer addresses UN on 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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The Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, the Most Reverend Bernardito Auza, recently delivered an address on the occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples during the 16th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. In his address Archbishop Auza stated that "indigenous traditions and cultures highlight the important interaction and interdependence of the human person and nature, and features particular care for earth as a nurturing mother. Their approach to nature instills in them a greater sense of responsibility, a stronger sense of community, a readiness to protect others, a spirit of creativity and a deep love for the land." The Permanent Observer made his intervention on 24 April 2017.

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