Thirteenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues – coming soon!

Thirteenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

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When?   …12-23 May 2014
Where? …Trusteeship Council Chamber
United Nations Headquarters, New York
What? ….. Special Theme: “Principles of good governance consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: articles 3 to 6 and 46”

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a short history:

Each session has thematically focused on a specific issue. During the Forum’s first six sessions, a specific theme was discussed each year. Since the sixth session, the forum has decided on a bi-annual working method of one year of policy discussion and the second year dealing with implementation. The implementation sessions do not have a theme.
First Session
12 to 24 May 2002 – United Nations Headquarters, New York
Second Session
11 to 23 May 2003 – United Nations Headquarters, New York
Special Theme: Indigenous Children and Youth
Third Session
10 to 21 May 2004 – United Nations Headquarters, New York
Special Theme: Indigenous Women
Fourth Session
16 to 27 May 2005 – United Nations Headquarters, New York
Special Theme: Millennium Development Goals and Indigenous Peoples with a focus on Goal 1 to Eradicate Poverty and Extreme Hunger, and Goal 2 to achieve universal primary education
Fifth Session
15 to 26 May 2006 – United Nations Headquarters, New York
Special Theme: The Millennium Development Goals and indigenous peoples: Re-defining the Millennium Development Goals”
Sixth Session
14 to 25 May 2007 – United Nations Headquarters, New York
Special Theme: Territories, Lands and Natural Resources
Seventh Session
21 April – 2 May, 2008 – United Nations Headquarters, New York
Special Theme: Climate change, bio-cultural diversity and livelihoods: the stewardship role of indigenous peoples and new challenges”
Eighth Session
18-29 May, 2009 – United Nations Headquarters, New York
Review year
Ninth Session
19-30 April 2010 – UN Headquarters, New York
Special Theme: Indigenous peoples: development with culture and identity; articles 3 and 32 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Tenth Session
16-27 May 2011 – UN Headquarters, New York
Review year
Eleventh Session
7-18 May 2012 – UN Headquarters, New York
Special Theme: The Doctrine of Discovery: its enduring impact on indigenous peoples and the right to redress for past conquests (articles 28 and 37 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples)
Twelfth Session
20-31 May 2013 – UN Headquarters, New York
Review year
Thirteenth Session
12-23 May 2014 – UN Headquarters, New York
Special Theme: “Principles of good governance consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: articles 3 to 6 and 46”

 

and some reading to get up to speed:

State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples:

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/documents/SOWIP_web.pdf

Some other relevant documents found on the ~UN site

 

E/C.19/2014/2 A study to examine challenges in the African region to Protecting Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Folklore

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E/C.19/2014/3 A Study on the impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery on indigenous peoples, including mechanisms, processes and instruments of redress, with reference to the Declaration, and particularly to articles 26-28, 32 and 40

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E/C.19/2014/4   Study on best practices and examples in respect of resolving land disputes and land claims, including consideration of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (Philippines) and the Chittagong Hill Tracts Land Dispute Resolution Commission (Bangladesh) and the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

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E/C.19/2014/5 Report on the living conditions of indigenous children and adolescents in Mesoamerica and compliance with their rights

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From Cultural Survival:

Proud to Be Indigenous Week starts Sunday, May 11th.

Indigenous Peoples from around the world will be descending on New York City for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) from May 12- 23rd. While most of us can’t make it to New York, our voices need to be heard!

Our goal is to create a storm of online activity during UNPFII so that Indigenous voices everywhere are heard. This year’s theme is “Pass The Talking Stick.”

We’ll be focusing on language and all that encompasses – history, stories, music, communication, connections, and more. We want Indigenous People to post photos and videos expressing why they are Proud To Be Indigenous with the hashtag #Proud2BIndigenous on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We want people to share stories and celebrate their Indigenous culture. And we want Indigenous People from around the world to connect with each other.

Cultural Survival’s quarterly newsletter is a great read:

http://issuu.com/culturalsurvival/docs/csq-sp14_381__18/32?e=0/6890067

 

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