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Commonwealth: Indigenous Peoples

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL3597, tabled on 27 November 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government when was the last time they raised through the Commonwealth the problems facing First Nation peoples.

Answered on

11 December 2017

The UK Government is fully committed to promoting and protecting human rights for all individuals, including indigenous people. We have not recently raised issues affecting indigenous people in a Commonwealth forum. However, we regularly participate in discussions regarding indigenous peoples in various other fora, including the UN General Assembly, the Human Rights Council and the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.