Expert meeting on UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

 

egm-2017Expert Group Meeting on the Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: the role of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and other indigenous-specific mechanisms (article 42)

25-27 January 2017
Conference Room 11 , United Nations Headquarters, New York
 

At its fifteenth session in May 2016, the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues recommended that the Economic and Social Council authorize an international expert group meeting to discuss the role of the Permanent Forum, as well as the other indigenous specific mechanisms in supporting the operationalization of article 42 of the UN Declaration (which implies the operationalization of the Declaration itself). At its regular session in 2016, ECOSOC approved the Forum’s recommendation.

Following up on this, UN DESA/DSPD is organizing the expert group meeting on the “Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: the role of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and other indigenous-specific mechanisms (article 42)”.

As we approach the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on 13 September 2017, this Expert Group Meeting serves as an opportunity to assess the impact of the three indigenous mechanisms’ work on implementing the Declaration to date and the challenges that lie ahead, as well as to focus on the specific roles of the indigenous specific mechanisms and how they can, work together more effectively to operationalize the Declaration.

Article 42 

The United Nations, its bodies, including the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and specialized agencies, including at the country level, and States shall promote respect for and full application of the provisions of this Declaration and follow up the effectiveness of this Declaration. 

Please find below information related to the meeting:

Report of the Expert Group Meeting:

  • E/C.19/2017/10 International expert group meeting on the theme “Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: the role of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and other indigenous-specific mechanisms (article 42)”  | AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH