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World Conference 2014

World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

22-23 September 2014, United Nations 


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Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.

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From left to right: Mr. Wu Hongbo, DESA's Under-Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General and   Ms. Megan Davis, Chairperson of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues


 
International Expert Group Meeting on Indigenous Languages: Preservation and Revitalization: Articles 13, 14 and 16 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
19-21 January 2016
United Nations Headquarters, New York
 


 
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO) is one of the leading organizations for its expertise in natural resources management, including food systems. Given the inextricable relationship which exists between nature and indigenous peoples’ livelihoods, FAO plays an important role in protecting the environment and those who depend on it for survival. Many FAO projects relate to indigenous peoples even if indirectly, in their promotion of biological and cultural diversity as the underpinnings of food and livelihood security as well as quality of life.

Read much more about FAO's work for indigenous peoples on their webpage.

The page features a lot of recent updates, including a video with indigenous youth speaking about their vision, ideas and concerns on food security and sustainable food production (See it here)

The United Nations is working together to address the concerns of indigenous peoples across the world. In November, the system-wide action plan on the rights of indigenous peoples was finalised to ensure a coherent approach within the United Nations to achieving the ends of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. One of the components of this plan is to raise awareness on the rights of indigenous peoples. As part of that, we will be featuring the work of United Nations Agencies, Programmes and Funds through our webpage.

 

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Official UN Documents: Resolutions and reports


Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
 

World Conference on Indigenous Peoples 2014
 

 Second International Decade of the World's Indigenous People


Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
 

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
 

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples
 

Message Stick: Quarterly Newsletter of UNPFII
 

Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations Vol.1 Awareness Raising Film