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General Assembly: Informal interactive hearing with indigenous peoples (Opening and Panel 1)
25 Apr 2019 -  Opening segment
Panel 1: “Selection criteria”
This session will build on previous discussions around selection criteria and examine key issues of the right to self-determination and self-identification.   While this is entrenched in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and other international human rights law, the lack of adherence is a block in Indigenous participation.  Consideration of various examples such as the UNFCCC and the Permanent Forum may be helpful.  Speakers are encouraged to provide ways to move the discussion forward. 
General Assembly resolution 71/321 of 8 September 2017