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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.


Thirteenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

12-23 May 2014
 Trusteeship Council Chamber
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”


Pre-Registration is OPEN to organizations that have previosuly participated
Pre-Registration is now  CLOSED to new organizations 

 
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***ALERT: Change in Programme of Work***

Please be advised that there has been a change to the Programme of Work for the 13th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

The change is as follows:

1)
The Report of the international expert group meeting: Sexual health and reproductive rights: articles 21, 22 (1), 23 and 24 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which was scheduled for the afternoon session (3PM) of Monday 12 May will be discussed on the morning session (10AM) of Wednesday 14 May.

2)
The study on best practices and examples in respect of resolving land disputes and land claims, including consideration of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (Philippines) and the Chittagong Hill Tracts Land Dispute Resolution Commission (Bangladesh) which was originally scheduled for Wednesday 14 May, will now be discussed during the afternoon session of Monday 12 May.

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NEW  In the interest of reducing the carbon footprint of the organization, the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will once again be "PaperSmart" for the 13th Session. The information about the meetings will be available in various digital formats - through an e-Portal - with print-on-demand services in meetings rooms.

What does this mean?

1) We will not have any documents available in the conference room during the Permanent Forum sessions.
2) All documents will be available electronically in all six official UN languages;
3) Participants will be able to email any document or statement to themselves from the PaperSmart portal. No log-in will be required to access the PaperSmart portal. If you would like to have a hard copy, you can request a printed version from conference services or the PaperSmart portal, in any of the six official UN languages. Participants attending the meeting are encouraged to carry their laptops, tablets or mobile devices to the meeting to access the meeting information and documents electronically.

This will greatly reduce the amount of paper, without causing inconvenience to those who need printed copies of the documents. Click here to access the PaperSmart Portal.

 

 

 

On 16 January 2014, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, as well as the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, transmitted a letter regarding the high-level plenary meeting of the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly, to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples to the President of the 68th session of the General Assembly. Please click here to view this letter.

 

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