Monday, January 19, 2009

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples Issues: Registration Open for Eighth Session

Eighth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Pre-registration is now open

Indigenous Peoples' Organizations and academics that have previously attended the Permanent Forum and all NGOs with ECOSOC consultative status

Indigenous Peoples' Organizations that are attending the Permanent Forum for the first time

Academic institutions that are attending the Permanent Forum for the first time

18 - 29 May, 2009
UN Headquarters, New York

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:
    • (a) Economic and social development;
    • (b) Indigenous women;
    • (c) Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People.
  4. Human rights:
    • (a) Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;
    • (b) 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.
  8. Draft agenda for the ninth session of the Permanent Forum.
  9. Adoption of the report of the Permanent Forum on its eighth session.

Practical Information for Participants

Frequently asked questions on NGO participation:

[Accreditation and Pre-registration]
[Submission of written statements]

Handbook for Participants at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

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