Indigenous Peoples’ Kyoto Water Declaration
Statement made by representatives of indigenous peoples from around the world on the following topics: the relationship between their communities and water and Mother Earth; increasingly polluted, scarce and abused water supplies; the right of indigenous peoples to self-determination of their natural resources and their traditional knowledge that is based on natural and spiritual laws guaranteeing the sustainable use of resources; the obligation of governments, companies and intergovernmental organizations to consult and act only with the prior, free and informed consent of indigenous peoples; and how to approach an action plan to be carried out by indigenous peoples, governments and other organizations.
UNESCO. Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems. Third World Water Forum. Declaración de Kyoto de los Pueblos Indígenas sobre el Agua [En línia]. Tercer Foro Mundial del Agua, Kyoto, Japón. Marzo 2003.
<http://portal.unesco.org/science/en/ev.php-URL_ID=3886&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html> [Consulta: 17 març 2011].