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Statement from Mr. Alvaro Pop Ac, Chair Of The Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues and Professor Megan Davis, Member Of The Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues On The Don Dale Youth Detention Center (NT, Australia)

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We would like to categorically reject and denounce the brutalizing treatment of Aboriginal and
non-Aboriginal children at the Don Dale Youth Detention Center in the Northern Territory,
Australia. The treatment carried out to children in this facility include extended periods of
solitary confinement and humiliating procedures that further exacerbate their distress and
alienate them from successful rehabilitation or reintegration to society. All of this within tiny
cells with no access to natural sunlight or running water.

UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 13th Session

Indigenous peoples must be a part of the ongoing process to define a global development agenda beyond 2015, United Nations officials said, calling for explicit assertion of their collective rights as well as the promotion of traditional knowledge to tackle issues such as climate change, as the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues opened its 2014 session.

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