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General Assembly: Updated 2nd Revised Draft Text on Participation of Indigenous Peoples at UN

Omeetingn 16 June 2017, the President of the General Assembly (PGA) transmitted a letter from his Advisers, on the consultation process concerning the ways to enable the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in meetings of relevant United Nations bodies on issues affecting them, containing the updated second revised draft text for the negotiations scheduled for 21-23 June and 27-28 June 2017. Further information on the participation of indigenous peoples at the UN is available here.

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Indigenous Peoples are getting ready for the High Level Political Forum 2017

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In 2017, HLPF will take place from 10-19 July at the UNHQ in New York under the theme “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”. Read more

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16th session Report of the Permanent Forum (2017)

The report of the 16th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (24 April – 5 May 2017) is available in all UN languages.

E/2017/43 – E/C.19/2017/11 |AREN| ES| FR| RU| ZH|

The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues has identified the proposals,objectives, recommendations and areas of possible future action set out below and, through the Economic and Social Council, recommends that States, entities of the United Nations system, intergovernmental organizations, indigenous peoples, the private sector and non-governmental organizations assist in their realization.

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Questionnaire on national action plans to achieve the ends of the UNDRIP

Trust Fund4Questionnaire on national action plans to achieve the ends of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) are currently drafting a guidance note on national action plans to achieve the ends of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. OHCHR and UNDESA hope to include examples in the guidance note. This questionnaire seeks to collect examples from States, indigenous peoples and national human rights institutions for this purpose. Read more

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First Indigenous Media Zone attracts broad interest

First Indigenous Media Zone attracts broad interestThe first-ever Indigenous Media Zone attracted dozens of indigenous media producers during the annual session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York.

The Indigenous Media Zone provided a much-needed work space for indigenous media producers and also featured live interviews, discussions and press conferences with human rights defenders and indigenous experts. It was co-hosted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) and the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in cooperation with indigenous media organisations in the UN Correspondents Association lounge on the third floor of the Secretariat from 24 to 28 April. Read more

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