World Vision and the entire Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) came out strongly in support of the Uluru Statement on 1 November 2017 at the ACFID Annual General Meeting:
"ACFID Members recognise that Indigenous people the world over have the right to self-determination (Article 3, UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples), and that truth-telling has a vital role in
restorative justice and healing."
World Vision Australia supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart because:
- we are devoted to the protection and development of children anywhere.
- empowering communities to understand and control their own development needs is the world-best-practice model we use in nearly 100 countries around the globe.
- we have been listening to the needs of First Nations people since we started working alongside them in 1974.
It's natural that World Vision stands alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples supporting their calls for change.