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World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

In order to share perspectives and best practices on the realization of the rights of indigenous peoples, the General Assembly decided to organize a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly, to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples on the 22-23 September 2014 in New York.  Continue reading

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Grand Chief Edward John, Vice Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues This year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples comes at a critical moment as the world endeavours to meet the Millennium Development Goals, forge a new vision for sustainable development and prepare the groundwork for the adoption of a new legal climate agreement – all by 2015. Continue reading

Human rights discussed as a cross-cutting theme in the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

The Human Rights Council has held a panel discussion on human rights as a cross-cutting theme in the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. Flavia Pansieri, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, in her opening statement, highlighted the significance of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, which would be held in December 2014. Continue reading