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World Conference 2014

World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

22-23 September 2014, United Nations 


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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.


Expert Group Meeting: Dialogue on an optional protocol to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

27-29 January 2015
UN Headquarters, New York

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Fourteenth Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  20 April to 1 May 2015
UN Headquarters, New York

 

Call for applications for the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples to attend the fourteenth session of the Permanent Forum is open. The deadline to submit applications has been extended to 30 November 2014.

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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
 

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