Declaration of Oaxaca (1993)


Mexican National Commission for UNESCO

This Declaration was adopted at the Seminar on Education, Work, and Cultural Pluralism and emphasizes the importance of recognition and inclusion of indigenous peoples in solving the principal problems facing human society. It does not relate directly to the conservation of material culture; rather, the Declaration is concerned with cultural pluralism, environmental management, and protection of the natural resources of the Ibero-American world. It calls for both the developing and developed worlds to cooperate in the management and use of natural resources and for the relationship of indigenous people to nature to be respected. The Declaration supports initiatives of UNESCO and indigenous movements including the Universal Declaration of Rights of the World's Indigenous People.