20th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (2021)
20th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)
Date: 19-30 April 2021
Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York (online)
Theme: “Peace, justice and strong institutions: the role of indigenous peoples in implementing Sustainable Development Goal 16”
In light of the evolving COVID-19 situation, and taking into account the latest guidance from the United Nations Secretary-General and the World Health Organization (WHO), the Forum Session will take place in a hybrid format with mostly virtual (online) meetings.
In-person meetings at UN Headquarters in New York will only take place at the opening and closing meetings, with limited in-person participation of Forum members and Member States. All other attendees will participate via an online platform. Participation of indigenous peoples’ organizations and civil society will not be possible in-person and will take place only online.