UNPFII Twentieth Session: 19-30 April 2021

UNPFII session

Theme: “Peace, justice and strong institutions: the role of indigenous peoples in implementing Sustainable Development Goal 16”.

Date: 19-30 April 2021.

Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York.


Draft documents with the Rapporteur’s edits, as agreed upon by the Permanent Forum


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. 

Please note that with this year’s Permanent Forum being held in a virtual format, you will be able to view the sessions live via UN WebTV. Interpretation in all six official UN languages will be available. Both the opening session on Monday, 19 April and closing session on Friday, 30 April will take place in the afternoon (3-5 pm New York time) while all other sessions (20-29 April) will take place in the morning (9-11 am New York time).