The 14th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will take place from 20 April to 1 May in New York. More than 1,000 indigenous participants from all regions of the world are expected to take part in the two-week session.The opening session is on Monday, 20 April at 11:00 hrs in the General Assembly with a traditional welcome ceremony. The Deputy Secretary-General will be in attendance along with the President of the General Assembly, the Vice President of ECOSOC and the Under-Secretary-General for DESA. Continue reading
Indigenous peoples must be a part of the ongoing process to define a global development agenda beyond 2015, United Nations officials said, calling for explicit assertion of their collective rights as well as the promotion of traditional knowledge to tackle issues such as climate change, as the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues opened its 2014 session.