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” Registration for the 18th session will open in early 2019. Regional dialogues will be held during the second week of the session. Indigenous Peoples, States, UN entities, and National Human […]
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 […]
The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly at its 73rd session adopted a new resolution on the “Rights of indigenous peoples”. The resolution reaffirmed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which addresses the individual and collective rights of indigenous peoples. It reaffirmed also the outcome document of the high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly […]
Vacancies to be filled from January 2020 to December 2022 The current membership of the Permanent Forum is due to expire at the end of 2019. Nominations are now requested for the three-year period from January 2020 until December 2022. Current members who have served the maximum of two terms (six years) as Permanent Forum […]
Eleven years ago, today, the UN General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007. It sets the minimum standards and embodies global consensus on the rights of indigenous peoples.
The 2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) took place from 9–18 July at the UN Headquarters in New York under the theme: “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”. The 2018 HLPF focused on the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all Goal 7. Ensure […]
On 2 July 2018, United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) Chair Ms. Miriam Wallet Aboubakrine presented the report of the 17th session of the Permanent Forum to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) during its Coordination and Management Meeting. The Council adopted the draft decisions recommended to the Council in the […]
The Chairperson of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), Ms. Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine, intervened today via video message at the 27th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. See video here: https://bit.ly/2Grqiod For more information on the session click here: https://bit.ly/2IwYZuf