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PROGRAMME

Friday, 8 August, 10:00am – 1:00pm Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium, UN Headquarters

Welcome Ceremony

Hālau i Ka Wēkiu (School Upon the Summit)

Cultural Performance

Panel Discussion: Conciliation and Reconciliation between Indigenous Peoples and States

Part of the New Human Rights Dialogue Series, commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Panelists:

Master of Ceremonies:

This event is organized by the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, DSPD/DESA, the NGO Committee on the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and the New York Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. Co-sponsored by the Tribal Link Foundation and the American Museum of Natural History.

FILM SCREENING: THE APOLOGY

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. A 30-minute film screening organized by the Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations will follow the panel discussion.

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is officially commemorated annually on 9 August in recognition of the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations in Geneva in 1982.

MEDIA ARRANGEMENTS:

Journalists without UN accreditation who wish to attend the event should follow the instructions for obtaining accreditation at http://www.un.org/media/accreditation. For media enquiries or interviews, please contact: Renata Sivacolundhu, Department of Public Information, tel: 212 963 2932, e-mail: mediainfo@un.org. For Secretariat of the Permanent Forum, please contact: Broddi Sigurdarson, tel: 917 367 2106,
e-mail: IndigenousPermanentForum@un.org

For more information on the Day’s events, please visit: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/news_internationalday2008.html

 

For more information on the Day’s events, please visit: http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/news_internationalday2008.html