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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”

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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
 

 

 

 

ALTA, NORWAY, 12 June — Indigenous peoples from around the world today issued a common position for the high-level plenary meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, also known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, to be held at New York Headquarters from 22 to 23 September 2014.

The “Alta Outcome Document” is a set of recommendations adopted by the Global Indigenous Preparatory Conference in Alta, Norway.  Indigenous peoples from the seven regions of the world — Asia; Africa; North America; Central and South America and the Caribbean; Eastern Europe, Russian Federation, Central Asia and Transcaucasia; the Arctic; and the Pacific, as well as the Indigenous Women and Youth Caucuses — gathered in Alta at a global meeting organized by the Saami Parliament of Norway.

“This is a crucial step leading up to the World Conference,” said Paul Kanyinke Sena, Chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.  “By formulating a common position, indigenous peoples have given their voices added strength and relevance in the dialogues that will make up the World Conference.”

Around 600 delegates and observers attended the preparatory conference, including members of the Permanent Forum, led by Mr. Sena, the Expert Mechanism and the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  Also present were Luis Alfonso de Alba, Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations in New York, and John B. Henriksen, international representative of the Saami Parliament, both of whom were appointed by the President of the sixty-sixth session of the General Assembly to conduct consultations with Member States on his behalf.

The delegates identified, as concrete recommendations for inclusion in the final outcome document of the World Conference, four overarching themes that capture their priorities:  indigenous peoples’ lands, territories and resources; United Nations action for the implementation of the rights of indigenous peoples; implementation of the rights of indigenous peoples; and indigenous peoples’ priorities for development, including the right to free, prior and informed consent.

The Permanent Forum, at its recently concluded twelfth session (20-31 May) at Headquarters, conducted a day-long discussion on the World Conference, reaffirming the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the normative framework for the World Conference, and reiterating as fundamental the full and effective participation of indigenous peoples in that event.

For media queries, including interviews with United Nations officials and indigenous representatives, please contact Martina Volpe Donlon, Department of Public Information, at tel.:  +1 212 963 6816; or e-mail:  donlon@un.org.

To contact the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, please get in touch with Nilla Bernardi, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, at tel..:  +1 212 963 8379; or e-mail:  bernardi@un.org.

For more information on the preparatory meeting in Alta, Norway, please see www.wcip2014.org, or the website of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, at http://social.un.org/IndigenousPeoples.aspx.

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