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(1st meeting) Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues…

(1st meeting) Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 22nd session
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UNPFII Twenty-Second Session: 17-28 April 2023. Theme: "Indigenous Peoples, human health, planetary and territorial health and climate change: a rights-based approach".
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Item 1: Election of officers
  • Item 2: Adoption of the agenda and organization of work

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is a high- level advisory body to the Economic and Social Council. The Forum was established on 28 July 2000 by resolution 2000/22, with the mandate to deal with indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.

More specifically, the Permanent Forum:

  • provides expert advice and recommendations on indigenous issues to the Council, as well as to programmes, funds and agencies of the United Nations, through ECOSOC;
  • raises awareness and promotes the integration and coordination of activities related to indigenous issues within the UN system;
  • prepares and disseminates information on indigenous issues;
  • promotes respect for and full application of the provisions of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and follow up the effectiveness of this Declaration (Art. 42 UNDRIP).