April 26, 2017
The President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly will organize the next “consultation on the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in relevant United Nations meetings on issues affecting them”, during the upcoming Permanent Forum.
The two-day meeting will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday 26th April 2017 from 3-6 PM in Conference Room 4 (CR4), and Wednesday 3rd May 2017 from 10 AM-1 PM in Conference Room 4 (CR4) as well.
For more information, please visit “Process under the PGA 71 – Sept 2016 – Sept 2017” >>>
April 24, 2017
More than 1,000 indigenous participants from all over the world will be at United Nations Headquarters from 24 April to 5 May to attend the sixteenth session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is an advisory body of the Economic and Social Council tasked to discuss indigenous issues relating to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights. The main theme of this year’s session will be the tenth anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the most comprehensive international instrument on indigenous peoples’ rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 13 September 2007. Read more
April 13, 2017
Note: The PGA high-level event will take place in the General Assembly Hall from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Conference Room 4 will serve as an overflow room in the morning. The Permanent Forum will resume at 3:00 pm in Conference Room 4.
On Tuesday 25 April 2017, the President of the 71st session of the General Assembly
will organize a high-level event to mark the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
This will take place at the General Assembly Hall at 10:00 am.
This is in follow up to the General Assembly decision to convene a high-level event to mark the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, to be held during the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, in 2017 (Resolutions A/RES/69/159, A/RES/70/232 and A/RES/71/178).
April 7, 2017
The 2030 Agenda’s pledge to leave no one behind demands that progress towards the Agenda’s goals and targets be faster among the most disadvantaged social groups. Without quicker improvements among those who are lagging further behind, the systematic disparities described in the Report on the World Social Situation 2016 (United Nations, 2016) will not decline. While the data needed to monitor progress in all goals and targets for each group that is disadvantaged or at risk are not systematically available, the existing data illustrate the complexity of establishing whether some people are being left behind. Much depends on contexts and on the indicators used to assess progress.
Health inequalities between social groups, for instance, have evolved differently across countries, regions and by group. Read more
March 30, 2017
Suriname ratified the Convention on 29 March 2017, bringing the total number of States Parties to the CRPD to 173.
Working towards universal ratification and implementation of the CRPD:
Signatories*: 160 Read more
March 30, 2017
2017 Theme: "Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination"
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
recognizes the right of persons with disabilities to independence of person and to individual autonomy (article 3
). Moreover, the CRPD highlights the right of persons with disabilities to "legal capacity on an equal basis with others and in all aspects of life" (article 12
Legal capacity is instrumental to the recognition of a person as a human being of full personhood, with the right to take decisions and enter into contracts. However, certain abilities have often been seen as necessary qualifications for full personal autonomy, creating a barrier to full societal inclusion for people with autism. Read more
March 28, 2017
Le Président de la 71e session de l'Assemblée générale organisera la prochaine consultation sur la participation des représentants et des institutions des peuples autochtones aux réunions pertinentes des Nations Unies sur les questions les concernant. Read more
March 28, 2017
24 Avril au 5 Mai 2017 Siège de l'ONU, New York.
«Dixième anniversaire de la Déclaration des Nations Unies sur les Droits des Peuples Autochtones: mesures prises pour mettre en œuvre la Déclaration». Read more