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PGA Consultation process, next consultation on 26 April and 3 May 2017 at UNHQ

The President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly will organize the next “consultation on the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in relevant United Nations meetings on issues affecting them”, during the upcoming Permanent Forum. 

The two-day meeting will take place at the UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday 26th April 2017 from 3-6 PM in Conference Room 4 (CR4), and Wednesday 3rd May 2017 from 10 AM-1 PM in Conference Room 4 (CR4) as well. 

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High-level event to mark 10th Anniversary of UNDRIP adoption

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Note: The PGA high-level event will take place in the General Assembly Hall from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Conference Room 4 will serve as an overflow room in the morning. The Permanent Forum will resume at 3:00 pm in Conference Room 4. 

On Tuesday 25 April 2017, the President of the 71st session of the General Assembly will organize a high-level event to mark the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

This will take place at the General Assembly Hall at 10:00 am.

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This is in follow up to the General Assembly decision to convene a high-level event to mark the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, to be held during the seventy-first session of the General Assembly, in 2017 (Resolutions A/RES/69/159, A/RES/70/232 and A/RES/71/178).

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Press Release: Commission on the Status of Women calls for empowerment of indigenous women

Trust Fund3UNITED NATIONS, 27 March 2017 – The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, an expert body of the United Nations, welcomed the focus on the empowerment of indigenous women at the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women, held at UN Headquarters in New York from 13 to 24 March.

“The tireless participation of indigenous women in intergovernmental processes has succeeded in bringing their voices and struggles to the global agenda, as reflected in this dialogue during this 61st session,” said Aysa Mukabenova, acting Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, when addressing the high-level dialogue on the empowerment of indigenous women on 16 March.

“More needs to be done to include indigenous women in decision making processes at all levels,” she urged, adding that ”this is a process that starts from the community to councils, governments, national Parliaments and to the global level.” Read more

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16th Session of the Permanent Forum – 24 April to 5 May 2017 UNHQ

24 April to 5 May 2017 UN Headquarters, New York – Special Theme: “Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures taken to implement the Declaration”. Read more

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PGA Consultation process, next consultation on 26 April and 3 May 2017 at UNHQ

The President of the 71st Session of the General Assembly will organize the next “consultation on the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in relevant United Nations meetings on issues affecting them”, during the upcoming Permanent Forum.  Read more

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