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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.

 

 

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
Friday, 8 August 2014
3-6PM UNHQ, New York
Theme: "Bridging the gap: implementing the rights of indigenous peoples"
Click here for more information

 

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Report on the 13th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
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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
 
First Draft of the Conference Outcome Document Documento PDF

 

 

 

A member of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Ms. Mirna Cunningham,has issued a statement regarding the national initiative undertaken by Ecuador entitled “Yasuni-ITT initiative”. The statement calls on the Ecuadorian government to establish measures in favour of indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation.  Click here for the full statement, in Spanish only.

 

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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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