UN Report: Indigenous Rights Ignored In Global IP Policy


This 2010 web site provides a summary of, and link to, reportedly the first UN publication that attempts to provide an overview of the health, education, income, and access to employment status of the estimated 370 million Indigenous individuals living worldwide. The site also describes Western legal views versus Indigenous views of IP ownership. Of particular relevance to MET 521 is the section describing the discussions around perceived IP ownership being undertaken at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on traditional knowledge.

November 29, 2010   No Comments

The United Nations and Decolonization

The United Nations and Decolonization
The site is the that of the United Nations department currently meeting to discuss decolonization.

Resources include links to history, Declaration on Granting of Independence, Special Committee of 24, International Trusteeship System, Trusteeship Council, and Documents.

A pdf brochure might be useful in some social studies contexts. http://www.un.org/Depts/dpi/decolonization/Decolonization_brochure.pdf

November 16, 2010   No Comments