On 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.
June 20, 2017
June 16, 2017
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
June 12, 2017
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.
June 2, 2017
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
May 26, 2017
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