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General Assembly: Draft Resolution on Participation of Indigenous Peoples at the UN

On 10 August 2017, the President of the General Assembly (PGA) transmitted a letter from his Advisers, containing the text of a draft resolution 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.

More information on the participation of indigenous peoples at the UN is available here.

 

 

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Statements on the occasion of the Indigenous Day 2017

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On the 9th of August, we are commemorating the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Come join us in the commemoration of this special day!

Statements launched for the day:

Further information on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples as well as statements by UN agencies, programmes and funds are available at: http://www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/

On Twitter, please follow #WeAreIndigenous, #IndigenousDay, #UNDRIP and @UN4Indigenous.

On Wednesday, 9 August, the 11 a.m. press conference and 3 p.m. special event at the United Nations ECOSOC Chamber will be available via webcast at http://webtv.un.org.

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Commemoration of #IndigenousDay 2017 at UNHQ

By resolution 49/214 of 23 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples shall be observed on 9 August every year. The date marks the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations in 1982.

This year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples will be commemorated on Wednesday, 9 August at UNHQ in New York from 3.00pm to 6.00pm in the ECOSOC Chamber.

This year is of particular importance, as it is the Tenth Anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and at the same time the theme of the event. A backgrounder on the tenth anniversary of the UNDRIP is now available in English, French, Spanish, and RussianRead more

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Indigenous Voices at the High Level Political Forum 2017

Indigenous Voices HLPF2017Highlights from the Programme:

  • 6 SDG reflection sessions: indigenous speakers will analyse the 6 SDGs under review in 2017
  • 4 panels: indigenous perspectives on the 2030 Agenda, the 2017 theme and progress so far
  • Individual interviews: indigenous participants will interview their governments on theexperience of the 2017 Voluntary National Reviews
  • Indigenous story tellers will tell inspiring stories from their ancestors about Mother Earth

Indigenous representatives, youth, activists, parliamentarians and academics are attending the High-Level Political Forum as part of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group and will share their stories. Read more

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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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