Eighth Session of the

United Nations Permanent Forum
on Indigenous Issues

18 - 29 May, 2009 | UN Headquarters, New York
 

Provisional agenda

Here is a provisional agenda and documentation for the eighth session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

  1. Election of officers.
  2. Adoption of the agenda and organization of work.
  3. Follow-up to the recommendations of the Permanent Forum on:
    1. Economic and social development;
    2. Indigenous women;
    3. Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People.
  4. Human rights:
    1. Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;
    2. Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples and other special rapporteurs.
  5. Half-day discussion on the Arctic.
  6. Comprehensive dialogue with six United Nations agencies and funds.
  7. Future work of the Permanent Forum, including issues of the Economic and Social Council and emerging issues.
    Draft agenda for the ninth session of the Permanent Forum.
  8. Adoption of the report of the Permanent Forum on its eighth session.

 

For additional information, please visit the website of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues website
 

Who are we?

The NGO Committee on the United Nations (UN) International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People’s seeks to present, promulgate, and promote UN activities relating to the Decade for Indigenous Peoples. Founded in 1991, it is a Special Committee of the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations (CONGO).

What we do?
  • Promote and support the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Support the Programs of Activities of the First and Second Decades, including the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
    (August 9)
  • Educate the international community about the concerns and issues facing Indigenous Peoples
  • Disseminate information on the Decade to Indigenous Peoples and relevant NGO’s.


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