UNPFII Eighteenth Session: 22 April – 3 May 2019


18th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

Date: 22 April – 3 May 2019

Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York

Theme: “Traditional knowledge: Generation, transmission and protection”

Advance unedited version of the Report of the 18th Session of the Permanent Forum: |EN|

Please note that this is the advance unedited version of the report, as orally amended on Friday 3 May 2019.
This version is only available in English.

Regional Dialogues

Regional dialogues will be held during the second week of the session.
Indigenous Peoples, States, UN entities, and National Human Rights Institutions are invited to participate.

Tuesday, 30 April
Africa / Conference Room 6

Wednesday, 1 May, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. (simultaneous)
Arctic / Conference Room 6
Asia / Conference Room 5

Thursday, 2 May,  10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (simultaneous)
Central & South America, and the Caribbean /  Conference Room 4
North America / Conference Room 6

Thursday, 2 May,  3 p.m. – 6 p.m. (simultaneous)
Eastern Europe, Russian Federation, Central Asia & Transcaucasia / Conference Room 6
Pacific / Conference Room 9

Side Events

Requests to hold a side event have now CLOSED.

Side Events at the United Nations Headquarters:

Side Events outside the United Nations Headquarters:

To download a map with all event locations during the 18th Session of the Permanent Forum, click here: UNPFII Session Map

Side event organizers for approved side events are contacted directly. If you are not contacted please understand that we cannot unfortunately accommodate your event due to limited capacity.

Indigenous Media Zone

Indigenous media groups are invited to participate in the Indigenous Media Zone during the first week of the forum to cover the session through their own media channels. Proposals for the Media Zone have now CLOSED. Applicants will be contacted shortly.

President of the General Assembly Informal Interactive Hearing with Indigenous Peoples

On Thursday 25 April 2019, the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Ms Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces, conducted the second of three (2018, 2019, 2020) informal interactive hearings to reflect on possible further measures necessary to enhance the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in relevant United Nations meetings on issues affecting them. This hearing was requested by the General Assembly in its resolution A/RES/71/321 and was open to indigenous participants accredited to attend the 2019 session of the Permanent Forum.