Statement by the Chair of the UNPFII on the 11th Anniversary of the UNDRIP

Eleven years ago, today, the UN General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in 2007. It sets the minimum standards and embodies global consensus on the rights of indigenous peoples. Read more

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2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The 2018 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) took place from 9–18 July at the UN Headquarters in New York under the theme: “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”.

The 2018 HLPF focused 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.

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17th Session Report of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (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

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UNPFII Chair at the 27th Session on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

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.

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UNESCO call for Int. Year of Indigenous Languages 2019

UNPFII Seventeenth Session: 16-27 April 2018With 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.

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