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VISIT TO AUSTRALIA BYTHE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR OF THE UNITED NATIONS' STUDY ON DISCRIMINATION AGAINST INDIGENOUS POPULATIONS, MR MARTINEZ COBO

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Whitlam, Gough

Period of Service: 05/12/1972 to 11/11/1975

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Release Date: 14/06/1973

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 2953

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M/ 97 14 June 1973
VISIT TO AUSTRALIA BY TTHE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR
Mv/ 97 14 June 1973
VISIT TO AUSTRALjIA BY THE SPECIAL RAPPOPTEUR
OF THTTE UNiTTED NATIONS' STTDY ON DISCRIIIINATION
AGAINST INDIGENOUS POPULIATIONTS, MR MARTINEZ COBO
The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Whitlam, announced
O today that Mr Jose R. Martinez Cobo, Special Rapporteur for the
United Nations' Study on Discrimination Against Indigenous
Populations, would visit Australia from 16 23 June, to obtain
information about Australian Aborigines.
Mr Martinez Cobo, currently the Ambassador of Ecuador
O to Mexico, is a member of the Sub-Commission on Discrimination
and Protection of Minorities of the United Nations' Commission
oof Human Rights. He is also visiting Malaysia and New Zealand as part of
the study he has been appointed to undertake by the Sub-Commission.
While in Australia, Mr Martinez Cobo will visit Aborigines
in Sydney, Townsville, Cairns and Darwin.,
He will also hold talks in Canberra with the Minister for
Aboriginal Affairs, members of the Council for Aboriginal Affairs
and with officers of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs.

Transcript 2953