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 […]
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. Letter of the President of the […]
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 […]
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 […]