UNPFII Seventeenth Session: 16-27 April 2018

UNPFII Sixteenth Session 24 April to 5 May 2017

17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

Date: 16-27 April 2018

Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York

Theme: “Indigenous peoples’ collective rights to lands, territories and resources”

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The Forum members decided on changes to the two week annual session.  The first week was all open plenary meetings.  There were no closed meetings during the first week.

A condensed schedule during the first week enabled the Permanent Forum to discuss all substantive agenda items.

During the second week of the 2018 session of the Permanent Forum, members of the Forum held informal meetings with representatives of indigenous peoples, Member States and UN entities. The purpose of these meetings were to draw on information presented during the first week, and channel this into policy recommendations that are strategic, focused and actionable.  Regional dialogues were also held during the second week. See the Concept Note for more details.

Indigenous representatives, Member States and UN entities that were accredited to attend the 2018 session of the Permanent Forum were invited to attend these meetings.

Download the Calendar of meetings for the two weeks of the Permanent Forum

President of the General Assembly Informal Interactive Hearing with Indigenous Peoples

On Tuesday 17 April, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the UN Trusteeship Council Chamber, the President of the General Assembly conducted the first of three (2018, 2019, 2020) informal interactive hearings on the enhanced participation of indigenous peoples at the United Nations. 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 2018 session of the Permanent Forum.