Every year, the Indigenous Peoples and Development Branch within the Division for 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. The Permanent Forum at its 2019 […]
DESA launches the new publication “State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on UNDRIP’s implementation”
UNITED NATIONS, 13 September 2019 – The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs is launching the fourth edition of the State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The launch comes on the date the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007 which marked the culmination of […]
The SDG Action Zone is a space inside the United Nations grounds, during the 74th Session of the General Assembly, that will seek to promote and accelerate transformative SDG action in innovative ways. Various events and exhibits, programmed throughout the High-level week from 23 to 27 September, will focus on five themes: Sustainable Development Goals, Climate […]
On 23 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided, in its resolution 49/214, that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People shall be observed on 9 August every year. The date marks the first meeting, in 1982, of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations. The International Day observance will take place on Friday 9 August 2019 from […]
On 8 July, at the 27th plenary meeting of the ECOSOC: Integration Segment 2019, the Council elected eight members to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues nominated by indigenous peoples’ organizations for a 3-year term beginning 1 January 2020.
The report of the 18th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2019) is now available in the six official United Nations languages. The report was presented by the Chair of the Forum to the Economic and Social Council Management Meeting on 23 July 2019, UN Headquarters, New York. Download the report of the 18th session […]
On 21 May 2018, the President of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly, Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, organized a high-level event on Culture and Sustainable Development in the ECOSOC Chamber from 10 am to 6pm. The event featured an opening segment, a roundtable, two panel discussions and a closing segment.
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“.