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International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
9 August

Events for 2013

Special event at UN Headquarters

Friday, 9 August 2013

3:00 – 6:00pm, Conference Room 2

A special event at UN Headquarters in New York will be held on Friday, 9 August, starting at 3:00pm, featuring the UN Secretary-General, the Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, a delegate of Panama, a representative of the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights, and an indigenous representative. The event will be webcast live at webtv.un.org.

See the full programmePDF document.

Representatives of Member States, UN agencies, indigenous peoples', other non-governmental organizations and the media are invited to attend. Please note that no invitation letters are being issued for this event.

Representative of Member States should confirm their attendance to Ms. Nilla Bernardi at bernardi@un.org by 7 August at 12pm.

Those who wish to attend the event but do not hold a UN grounds pass must confirm their participation to Mr. Joshua Del Duca at delduca@un.org by noon (NY time) of 2 August indicating name, affiliation and contact information.

After successfully registering, participants should pick up their passes at the UN entrance on 1st Avenue at 47th Street, outside the gate, between 2:15pm and 3:00pm on 9 August. Please note that the location of distribution of passes is different from previous years, due to the ongoing renovation of the General Assembly building and closure of the Visitors’ Lobby.

Read the press releasePDF document.

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