STI Forum Session 8: indigenous peoples, traditional knowledge, and the Sustainable Development Goals
The fourth annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum) took place on 14–15 May 2019 in UN Headquarters, New York. The theme of the STI Forum 2019 was “STI for ensuring inclusiveness and equality, with a special focus on SDGs 4, 8, 10, 13, and 16“.
The official UN meetings coverage of the 18th Session of the Permanent Forum of Indigenous Issues that took place from the 22 April to the 3 May are online. Please find links to each article and videos of the sessions below.
At the 12th plenary meeting of ECOSOC, held on 7 May, the Council elected the government-nominated Members to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues for a 3-year term beginning 1 January 2020.
List of candidates received for the membership of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
18th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) Date: 22 April – 3 May 2019 Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York Theme: “Traditional knowledge: Generation, transmission and protection”
The President of the United Nations General Assembly is convening a High-Level meeting of the General Assembly to launch the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages. The meeting will be held on 1 February 2019, in the General Assembly Hall, from 10am to 1pm and from 3pm to 6pm.
Languages play a crucial role in our daily lives. They are not only our first medium for communication, education and social integration, but are also at the heart of each person’s unique identity, cultural history and memory. The ongoing loss of indigenous languages is particularly devastating, as the complex knowledges and cultures they foster are […]
Every year, the Indigenous Peoples in Development Branch within the Division of Inclusive Social Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs organizes an international expert group meeting (EGM) on a theme recommended by the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and endorsed by the Economic and Social Council. In 2019, the expert group meeting […]