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List of candidates for PFII term 2020–2022

List of candidates received for the membership of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

According to ECOSOC resolution 2000/22 “the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues consists of sixteen members, eight members to be nominated by Governments and elected by the Council, and eight members to be appointed by the President of the Council following formal consultation with the Bureau and the regional groups through their coordinators, on the basis of broad consultations with indigenous organizations, taking into account the diversity and geographical distribution of the indigenous people of the world as well as the principles of transparency, representativity and equal opportunity for all indigenous people, including internal processes, when appropriate, and local indigenous consultation processes, with all members serving in their personal capacity as independent experts on indigenous issues for a period of three years with the possibility of re-election or reappointment for one further period; States, United Nations bodies and organs, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Council may participate as observers; organizations of indigenous people may equally participate as observers in accordance with the procedures which have been applied in the Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.”

Nominations submitted by indigenous peoples’ organizations for the term 2020–2022

Ms. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim (Chad)
Mr. Neville Felix (South Africa)
Mr. Patrick Newton Bondo (South Africa)
Mr. Vincent van Breda (South Africa)
Mr. Elifuhara Laltaika* (Tanzania)

The Arctic
Ms. Anne Nuorgam* (Finland)

Mr. Abdon Nababan (Indonesia)
Mr. Phoolman Chaudhary* (Nepal)

Central and South America and the Caribbean
Mr. Simón Freddy Condo Riveros (Bolivia)
Ms. Sônia Bone de Sousa Silva Santos (Brasil)
Ms. Mónica Pérez (Costa Rica)
Mr. Jaime Enrique Arias Arias (Colombia)
Mr. Dario José Mejia Montalvo (Colombia)
Mr. Rodrigo Eduardo Paillalef Monnard (Chile)
Ms. Rosa Alvarado (Ecuador)
Mr. Carlos de Jesús Alejandro (Mexico)
Mr. Jesus Guadalupe Fuentes Blanco* (Mexico)
Mr. Fortunato Escobar Mamani (Peru)
Mr. Edinson Espiritu Espiritu (Peru)
Mr. Fortunato Turpo Choquehuanca* (Peru)
Ms. Yesenia Leidely Gonzalez Dٟíaz (Venezuela)
Mr. Nestor Ramirez (Venezuela)

Eastern Europe, Russian Federation, Central Asia and Transcaucasia
Ms. Nadezhda Alekseeva (Russian Federation)
Mr. Dmitrii Kharakka- Zaitsev* (Russian Federation)
Mr. Alexander Omrypkir (Russian Federation)
Mr. Aleksei Tsykarev (Russian Federation)
Mr. Mikhail Anatolyevich Todyshev (Russian Federation)
Mr. Passar Lubov Vladimirovna (Russian Federation)
Mr. Aleksandrov Oleg Vladimirovich
(Russian Federation)
Mr. Eduard Yaungad (Russian Federation)
Mr. Eskender Bariiev (Ukraine)

North America
Ms. Terri Henry* (United States of America)
Mr. Geoffrey Scott Roth (United States of America)

Mr. Les Malezer* (Australia)
Ms. Hannah McGlade (Australia)

Nominations submitted by Governments for the term 2020–2022

African States
Mr. Vital Bambanze (Burundi)
Mr. Jean Baptiste Sindayigaya (Burundi) **
Mr. Alexis Nsabiyera (Burundi) **
Mr. Bornface Museke Mate (Namibia)

Asia-Pacific States
Ms. Zhang Xiaoan* (China)

Eastern European States
Mr. Grigory E. Lukiyantsev (Russian Federation)

Latin American and Caribbean States
Ms. Lourdes Licenia Tibán Guala* (Ecuador)
Ms. Irma Pineda Santiago (Mexico)
Ms. Tarcila Rivera Zea* (Peru)

Western and other States
Ms. Tove Søvndahl Gant (Denmark)

* Seeking re-election.
** Withdrawn.

Information about the selection process will be posted on www.un.org/indigenous once a decision has been made by the Economic and Social Council and its President.