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  1. Viet Nam - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision No. 449/QD-TTg of March 12, 2012 approving the Ethnic Monitory Affairs Strategy through 2020.

    Adoption: 2012-03-12 | VNM-2012-M-94439

    The General Objective of the Strategy is "to develop socioeconomic fields in a comprehensive, fast and sustainable manner so as to accelerate poverty reduction in ethnic minority areas and narrow the development gap among ethnic groups; to gradually reduce areas with special difficulties; to step by step form economic, cultural and scientific centers in ethnic minority areas; to develop human resources in ethnic minority areas; to increase the quantity and quality of ethnic minority cadres; to consolidate the grassroots political system; and to firmly maintain the great national unity bloc and ensure stability, defense and security."

  2. Viet Nam - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 05/2011/ND-CP on ethnic minorities work. (Nghi Dinh vê công tác dân tôc) - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-01-14 | Date of entry into force: 2011-03-04 | VNM-2011-R-91609

    Chapter I - General Provisions
    Chapter II - Ethnic Minorities Policy
    Chapter III - State Management of Ethnic Minorities Work
    Chapter IV - Organization of Implementation
    Chapter V - Implementation Provisions

  3. Viet Nam - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 59/1998/ND-CP on the functions, tasks, powers and organizational structure of the Commission on Ethnic Minorities and Mountainous Areas.

    Adoption: 1998-08-13 | Date of entry into force: 1998-08-28 | VNM-1998-R-51011

    Sets forth the tasks of the Commission on Ethnic Minorities and Mountainous Areas, which shall include developing and implementing policies and legislation for ethnic and mountainous areas. Annuls Decree No. 11/CP.

  4. Zambia - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Protection of Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Expressions of Folklore Act, 2016 [No. 16 of 2016]. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-06-07 | ZMB-2016-L-104400

    An Act to provide for a transparent legal framework for the protection of, access to, and use of, traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore, which also guarantees equitable sharing of benefits and effective participation of holders; to recognise the spiritual, cultural, social, political and economic value of traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore of holders; to promote the preservation, wider application and development of traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore; recognise, protect and support the inalienable rights of traditional communities, individuals and groups over their traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore; to confer rights on traditional communities, individuals and groups and promote the conservation and sustainable utilisation of the country’s biodiversity resources; to promote fair and equitable distribution of the benefits derived from the exploitation of traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore; to promote the use of traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore for the benefit of traditional communities, the country and mankind in general; to ensure that exploitation of traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore takes place with the prior informed consent of a traditional community, individual or group; to prevent the granting of patents based on traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore without the prior informed consent of a traditional community, individual or group; give effect to the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) Swakopmund Protocol on the Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Folklore, 2010, the World Trade Organisation Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights Agreement (TRIPS), 1994 and any other relevant international treaty or convention to which Zambia is a State Party; and to provide for matters incidental to, or connected with, the foregoing.

  5. Zimbabwe - Indigenous and tribal peoples - Law, Act

    Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act, 2007 (Act 14, 2007). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2007 | Date of entry into force: 2008-03-07 | ZWE-2007-L-85407

    Provides for support measures for the further indigenisation of the economy and for the economic empowerment of indigenous
    Zimbabweans. Establishes the National Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Board and its functions and management as well as the National Indigenisation and Economic
    Empowerment Fund. Creates the National Indigenisation and Empowerment Charter.

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