Thirteenth Session of the Permanent Forum
12-23 May 2014
UN Headquarters, New York
Special Theme: “Principles of good governance consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: articles 3 to 6 and 46”
In keeping with the resolution 2000/22, indigenous peoples’ organizations (IPOs) and Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) in consultative status with ECOSOC may be accredited to attend sessions of the Permanent Forum as observers. Based on past practice at the Working Group on Indigenous Populations, academic institutions may also be permitted to attend. The Permanent Forum has also agreed that indigenous parliamentarians and national human rights institutions may be invited to attend.
The Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (SPFII) works together with the Civil Society and Outreach Unit of the Division of Social Policy and Development in the pre-accreditation process.
Pre-registration is now: OPEN
Deadline for new organizations:
15 April 2014
Deadline for organizations which have previously participated:
30 April 2014
Please note that each organization is responsible for the pre-registration of their individual representatives. Once an IPO (Indigenous Peoples Organization) or NGO representative has been pre-registered, a confirmation letter can be downloaded and printed for her/him from the same webpage. Each representative must print out this letter and present it to the registration desk upon arrival at UN Headquarters.
For NGOs with ECOSOC Status, Indigenous Peoples Organizations (IPOs) and Academics that have participated at previous sessions of the Permanent Forum:
To participate at the 13th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues:
1. Update your contact details at:
2. Pre-register by: 30 April 2014:
3. Forgot login details? (username and password):
For New IPOs and Academics participating for the first time at a session of the Permanent Forum:
Deadline for online application for approval: 15 April 2014.
More information: Participation Guide for New NGOs and Academics (http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/ngo/docs/2014/unpfii-participation-guide-en.pdf) Please note: The approval process may take up to two weeks.
For New IPOs, please visit the following website:
For New Academics, please visit the following website:
Upon arrival at the United Nations, each pre-registered NGO and IPO representative must register on site in order to obtain a grounds pass. Please remember that in order to register on site you must have already pre-registered online and be approved.
Please make sure to bring the confirmation letter that you receive after pre-registering as well as a photo identification document to get a UN grounds-pass.
It should be noted that for security reasons, only official documents (passports, state-issued driver’s license and similar documents), issued by recognized authorities are accepted. No other documents will be accepted.
Due to the ongoing renovations at UN Headquarters, all participants will have access to the UN premises through the Temporary Visitor’s Entrance (1st Avenue and East 47th Street).
The time and dates of in-person registration will be posted in this space soon.
1. Election of officers.
2. Adoption of the agenda and organization of work.
3. Special theme: “Principles of good governance consistent with the
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: articles
3 to 6 and 46”.
4. Human rights:
(a) Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of
(b) Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous
5. Half-day discussion on the Asian region.
6. Half-day discussion on the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.
7. Ongoing priorities and themes and follow-up:
(a) Indigenous children;
(b) Indigenous youth;
(c) Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People;
(d) Post-2015 development agenda.
8. Comprehensive dialogue with United Nations agencies and funds.
9. Future work of the Permanent Forum, including emerging issues.
10. Draft agenda for the fourteenth session of the Permanent Forum.
11. Adoption of the report of the Permanent Forum on its thirteenth session.
Proposed Organization of Work:
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