Participation of Indigenous Peoples at the UN 14-15 December 2016

Participation of Indigenous Peoples at the UN 14-15 December 2016

Participation of Indigenous Peoples at the UN 14-15 December 2016

The President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, will organize a consultation on the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in relevant United Nations meetings on issues affecting them. The two-day meeting will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York (Trusteeship Council) on 14 and 15 December 2016.

Following the briefing of the PGA’s Advisers on the process of the participation of Indigenous Peoples at the UN on 3 October 2016, the following indicative roadmap and approach to the consultation process was elaborated, taking into account the views of Member States and Indigenous Peoples representatives:

  • 14 and 15 December 2016
  • 30 January to 1 February 2017
  • 27 and 28 February 2017
  • The weeks of the Permanent Forum, 24 April – 5 May (specific dates to be confirmed, depending on the schedule of the Forum)

After these discussions a draft resolution would be finalized and adopted by the General Assembly as set out in General Assembly resolution A/RES70/232.

For background information click ‘Process under the PGA 71’.

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