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On September 13, 2007, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the General Assembly. This decision comes as a result of more than twenty years of work by indigenous peoples and the United Nations system.


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Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.

 

Pre-Registration for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

Pre-registration is now OPEN for the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly, to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples which will take place on 22 September and on the afternoon of 23 September 2014 at UN Headquarters in New York. Please click here for more information.

*** Pre-registration is OPEN, the deadline is Tuesday, 29 July 2014 ***

 

Thirteenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

12-23 May 2014
General Assembly Hall
United Nations 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”

Report of the 13th Session
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General Assembly Informal Consultations
 - World Conference on Indigenous Peoples -

18 - 19 August 2014
UN Headquarters, New York

Two informal consultations will be conducted by the President of the General Assembly. The first consultation was held on Wednesday, 16 July, 2014 and focused on the zero draft conference outcome document. A revised draft outcome document will be issued shortly after the consultation of that meeting and considered at a second and final consultation, on Monday, 18 August and Tuesday, 19 August 2014.

Pre-registration: Representatives of Indigenous Peoples who wish to attend the second informal consultation, please inform the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at indigenous_un@un.org by Wednesday, 13 August. Please indicate the name of the organization, name of the representative and contacts including an email address.

To download the letter to Representatives of Indigenous Peoples please click here
 

 

 

 

On 6 May the President of Economic and Social Council announced the appointment of eight Members of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues for the term 2014-2016 who had been nominated by indigenous peoples’ organizations. Previously the Council had elected seven members nominated by governments. One member remains to be elected by the Council from the Asia Pacific region. Their term begins on 1 January 2014 and lasts until 31 December 2016.

Indigenous nominated and appointed by President of ECOSOC:
Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine
Dalee Sambo Dorough
Joan Carling
Raja Devasish Roy
Kara-Kys Arakchaa
Maria Eugenia Choque Quispe
Edward John
Valmaine Toki

Government nominated and elected by ECOSOC:
Joseph Goko Mutangah
Gervais Nzoa
Mohammad Hassani Nejad Pirkouhi
Oliver Loode
Aisa Mukabenova
Alvaro Esteban Pop Ac
Megan Davis

 

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Official UN Documents: Resolutions and reports


Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
 

World Conference on Indigenous Peoples 2014
 

 Second International Decade of the World's Indigenous People


Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
 

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
 

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples
 

Message Stick: Quarterly Newsletter of UNPFII
 

Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations Vol.1 Awareness Raising Film