United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

 

Twelfth Session of the Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues

Monday, 20 May 2013
The Division for Social Policy and Development of UNDESA is organizing the 12th Session of the Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues from 20 to 31 May 2013. More than 2,000 indigenous participants from all regions of the world are gathering in New York for the session – the second largest ...
Twelfth Session of the Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues
 
 

Protecting the rights of indigenous peoples

Wednesday, 01 May 2013
There are over 370 million indigenous peoples living in 90 countries across the globe. Protecting and advancing their rights have been at the heart of Tonya Gonnella Frichner’s mission for almost three decades, serving as an attorney and former member of the UN Permanent Forum on ...
Protecting the rights of indigenous peoples
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Challenges and hope for world’s indigenous youth

Monday, 04 February 2013
The world has never faced such a large youth population as the one inhabiting the globe today, with about 40 per cent of the world population under the age of 25. With the recent economic crisis and high unemployment rates, there are many challenges facing today’s young ...
Challenges and hope for world’s indigenous youth
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International Expert Group Meeting on Indigenous Youth

Friday, 11 January 2013
UNDESA-DSPD is organizing an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on indigenous youth under the theme "Identity, challenges and hope: Articles 14, 17, 21 and 25 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples". The meeting will take place from from 29 to 31 January 2013 in New York ...
International Expert Group Meeting on Indigenous Youth
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Indigenous filmmaker with important message

Friday, 07 December 2012
Around the world, there are about 370 million indigenous peoples in some 90 countries, representing over 5,000 languages and cultures. Indigenous peoples face systemic discrimination and exclusion from political and economic power and they continue to be over-represented among the poorest, the illiterate and the destitute. They are also displaced ...
Indigenous filmmaker with important message
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Indigenous media, empowering indigenous voices

Monday, 06 August 2012
On 9 August, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples will shine a spotlight on indigenous media – television, radio, film, and social media – and their role in helping to preserve indigenous peoples’ cultures, challenge stereotypes, and influence the social and political agenda.    ...
Indigenous media, empowering indigenous voices
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Neglected indigenous food can be important tool to fight hunger – UN official

Friday, 01 June 2012
Indigenous foods which have been neglected by the food industry and urban consumers can be an important tool to alleviate hunger and malnutrition, a United Nations official said today. “The focus of research and crop improvement on a few widely consumed crops has helped meet the food ...
Neglected indigenous food can be important tool to fight hunger – UN official
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Concluding session, Permanent Forum says impact of racist ‘Doctrine of Discovery’

Monday, 21 May 2012
Lamenting the enduring manifestations of the “Doctrine of Discovery” and other morally condemnable, socially unjust and racist policies used for centuries by colonizers as legal justification to disenfranchise indigenous peoples and seize their lands, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues urged the rejection of such “nefarious” dogmas, and encouraged measures ...
Concluding session, Permanent Forum says impact of racist ‘Doctrine of Discovery’
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UN declaration on rights of indigenous peoples inspired changes

Thursday, 17 May 2012
The President of the General Assembly, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, today hailed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, adopted five years ago, as a landmark document that has inspired positive changes in the protection of the rights of indigenous communities. “In some countries, we have seen the creation ...
UN declaration on rights of indigenous peoples inspired changes
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Work remains to realize rights of indigenous peoples, says deputy UN chief

Monday, 07 May 2012
Five years after the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted, a great deal remains to be done to realize the objectives contained in that landmark document, Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro said today. “We continue to hear stories of struggles and exploitation of indigenous peoples around the ...
Work remains to realize rights of indigenous peoples, says deputy UN chief
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