July 9, 2018
The 2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is taking place from 9–18 July at the UN Headquarters in New York under the theme: “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”.
The 2018 HLPF focuses on the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
- Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
- Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
- Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
- Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
- Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
- Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, that will be considered each year.
July 2, 2018
On 2 July 2018, United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) Chair Ms. Miriam Wallet Aboubakrine presented the report of the 17th session of the Permanent Forum to the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) during its Coordination and Management Meeting.
The Council adopted the draft decisions recommended to the Council in the report. Find the the full report in all official languages of the United Nations at the link:
E/2018/43 – E/C.19/2018/11
May 17, 2018
The Chairperson of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), Ms. Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine, intervened today via video message at the 27th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
See video here: https://bit.ly/2Grqiod
For more information on the session click here: https://bit.ly/2IwYZuf
April 6, 2018
With reference to the organization of the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, UNESCO together with a range of different partners prepared an Action Plan which will be presented at the upcoming 17th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on 16 April 2018. One of the proposed working modalities is an establishment of a Steering Committee which would include representations of regional socio-cultural groups of Indigenous Peoples, interested Member States, representatives of three party UN mechanism including the UNPFII, The Special Rapporteur and EMRIP, as well as UN agencies. Please proceed to a letter.
March 13, 2018
The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues expresses its grave concerns about the Philippine government’s accusation against indigenous human rights defenders as terrorist group affiliates.
The indigenous human rights defenders include, among others, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Joan Carling, former member of the Permanent Forum and Jose Molintas, former member of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Read more