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Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil,
political, economic, social and cultural rights,
including the right to development
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous
peoples, James Anaya
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human
rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people
State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

 
 
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Permanent Forum

Indigenous peoples and others in the Working Group on Indigenous Populations felt that the structures of the United Nations were not well-suited to consider issues of concern to indigenous peoples comprehensively. In addition, they felt that the participation of indigenous representatives in the United Nations was limited. In light of these concerns, indigenous peoples and others proposed establishing a new body that would focus on global issues related to indigenous peoples and that would offer the opportunity for indigenous peoples to participate effectively.

Participants at the 1993 World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna discussed the creation of the Permanent Forum. The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action recommended that such a forum should be established within the framework of the United Nations International Decade of the World`s Indigenous Peoples (1995-2004).

In June 1995, a workshop was held in Copenhagen, Denmark to discuss establishing a permanent forum for indigenous peoples. Participants included representatives of governments, indigenous peoples and independent experts. They discussed the potential scope of a permanent forum, which UN body the proposed forum would report to, the forum`s mandate and terms of reference, including what activities it might undertake, membership, indigenous participation, its relationship with the Working Group on Indigenous Populations, and financial and secretariat implications. The report of this workshop was transmitted to governments, indigenous peoples` organizations, and inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations. Recipients of the report were invited to express their views.

When the General Assembly adopted the Programme of Activities for the International Decade of the World`s Indigenous Peoples, it recognized that the establishment of the Forum was one of the primary objectives of the Decade.

A second UN workshop on the Permanent Forum was held in Santiago, Chile in 1997, during which representatives of governments, indigenous peoples` organizations, NGOs, UN organizations and bodies and specialized agencies considered the findings of the Secretary-General`s review and further developed proposals for establishing a permanent forum.

The workshop reported to the Commission on Human Rights with suggestions on how to proceed.

Throughout the entire process, indigenous groups around the world organized international conferences about the proposed Forum. Conferences were held in Chile, Panama, India, Geneva and Tanzania. These conferences produced Declarations with recommendations and proposals concerning the Forum`s mandate, membership, indigenous participation, location, and funding.

The Commission on Human Rights met in 1998 and created an ad hoc working group to consider proposals for establishing the Permanent Forum. The working group met first in early 1999, then convened another session in early 2000. By the end of the second session, the working group had designed concrete proposals that were then submitted to the Commission on Human Rights for consideration.

In April 2000, the Commission on Human Rights adopted a resolution to establish the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues during the International Decade of the World`s Indigenous Peoples. Three months later, the Economic and Social Council endorsed the resolution, and the Permanent Forum came into formal existence.

The Permanent Forum is now an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights. According to its mandate, the Permanent Forum will :

  • provide expert advice and recommendations on indigenous issues to the Council, as well as to programmes, funds and agencies of the United Nations, through the Council
  • raise awareness and promote the integration and coordination of activities related to indigenous issues within the UN system
  • prepare and disseminate information on indigenous issues The Permanent Forum is to hold an annual session. The first meeting of the Permanent Forum was held in May 2002, and yearly meetings will take place either in New York or Geneva.

Third session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues was held in New York on 10-21 May 2004. The special theme of the third session was “Indigenous Women” . Given the special theme of the event, organizations were encouraged to include an enhanced presence of indigenous women in their delegations.

The session was opened by the Secretary-General, the President of the General Assembly and the President of the Economic and Social Council, together with an indigenous elder and an indigenous woman, on Monday, 10 May 2004, at the United Nations Headquarters.

A high-level panel and dialogue on Indigenous women, were held on Monday, 10 May 2004, addressed by Mrs. Njuma Ekundanayo, Vice-Chairperson of the Permanent Forum; Mrs. Kyung-wha Kang, Chairperson of the Commission on the Status of Women; Mrs. Noeli Pocaterra, the Second Vice-President of the National Assembly of Venezuela; Mrs. Mary Robinson, Chairperson of the Council of Women World Leaders, Executive Director of the Ethical Globalization Initiative, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and former President of Ireland; and Ms. Stella Tamang, Chairperson of the International Indigenous Women.s Caucus. The panel was chaired by Mr. Ole Henrik Magga, Chairperson of the Permanent Forum.

22.02.2012 

. Concluding Session, Permanent Forum Stresses Need for Equal, Direct Participation of Indigenous Communities at All Stages of Preparation for 2014 World ConferenceConcluding Session, Permanent Forum Stresses Need for Equal, Direct Participation of Indigenous Communities at All Stages of Preparation for 2014 World Conference
30.05.2011 

. PERMANENT INDIGENOUS FORUM DISCUSSES PROVISIONAL AGENDA FOR 2011 SESSION,
 
INCLUDING PROPOSED SPECIAL THEME THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERYPERMANENT INDIGENOUS FORUM DISCUSSES PROVISIONAL AGENDA FOR 2011 SESSION, INCLUDING PROPOSED SPECIAL THEME ‘THE DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY’
30.05.2011 

. FORUM SHOULD CONSIDER WHAT ROLE IT CAN PLAY IN SUPPORT OF INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES

TRYING TO RESOLVE LAND, RIGHTS CONFLICTS, SAYS CHAIR, OPENING DAY-LONG DEBATE
FORUM SHOULD CONSIDER WHAT ROLE IT CAN PLAY IN SUPPORT OF INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES TRYING TO RESOLVE LAND, RIGHTS CONFLICTS, SAYS CHAIR, OPENING DAY-LONG DEBATE
30.05.2011 

. As with So Many Other Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples Suffer Disproportionate Violations of Right to Safe Water, Sanitation, Permanent Forum ToldAs with So Many Other Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples Suffer Disproportionate Violations of Right to Safe Water, Sanitation, Permanent Forum Told
25.05.2011 

. With Indigenous Children Facing ‘Lifetime of Exclusion’, UN Children’s Fund
 
Developing Framework Strategy to Address Challenges, Permanent Forum ToldWith Indigenous Children Facing ‘Lifetime of Exclusion’, UN Children’s Fund
Developing Framework Strategy to Address Challenges, Permanent Forum Told
24.05.2011 

. Underdevelopment, Poverty of Latin America’s Indigenous Peoples Stem from Historic

Wrongs; Strategic Means for Correction Needs ‘Urgent Revision’, Forum ToldUnderdevelopment, Poverty of Latin America’s Indigenous Peoples Stem from Historic
Wrongs Strategic Means for Correction Needs ‘Urgent Revision’, Forum Told
23.05.2011 

. GLOBAL CONSENSUS ON INDIGENOUS RIGHTS DECLARATION SHOULD BE CELEBRATED, BUT STRONG EFFORT NEEDED TO MAKE PRINCIPLES ALIVE ‘ON THE GROUND’, PERMANENT FORUM TOLDGLOBAL CONSENSUS ON INDIGENOUS RIGHTS DECLARATION SHOULD BE CELEBRATED, BUT STRONG EFFORT NEEDED TO MAKE PRINCIPLES ALIVE ‘ON THE GROUND’, PERMANENT FORUM TOLD
20.05.2011 

Govva/Photo: . DESPITE PROGRESS IN RECOGNIZING RIGHTS, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES CONTINUE TO FACE SERIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ON DAILY BASIS, PERMANENT FORUM TOLDDESPITE PROGRESS IN RECOGNIZING RIGHTS, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES CONTINUE TO FACE SERIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ON DAILY BASIS, PERMANENT FORUM TOLD
19.05.2011 

Govva/Photo: . CONTINUED OBSTRUCTIONS TO – AND DENIAL OF – RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES TO LAND, FORESTS RESULTING IN ONGOING MARGINALIZATION, POVERTY PERMANENT FORUM TOLDCONTINUED OBSTRUCTIONS TO – AND DENIAL OF – RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES TO LAND, FORESTS RESULTING IN ONGOING MARGINALIZATION, POVERTY PERMANENT FORUM TOLD
Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
18.05.2011 

. AS PERMANENT FORUM OPENS, SECRETARY-GENERAL HIGHLIGHTS BODY’S 10 YEARS OF PUSHING FOR INDIGENOUS RIGHTS, SAYS: ‘THE ROAD HAS BEEN TOUGH, BUT THE REWARDS ARE REAL’AS PERMANENT FORUM OPENS, SECRETARY-GENERAL HIGHLIGHTS BODY’S 10. YEARS OF PUSHING FOR INDIGENOUS RIGHTS, SAYS: ‘THE ROAD HAS BEEN TOUGH, BUT THE REWARDS ARE REAL’
Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
18.05.2011 

PRESS CONFERENCE ON NINTH SESSION OF INDIGENOUS FORUM
27.04.2010 

ACCESS, BENEFIT SHARING FROM GENETIC RESOURCES, PROTECTING TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE FOCUS OF UNITED NATIONS INDIGENOUS FORUM DIALOGUE
27.04.2010 

RIGHTS VIOLATIONS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ‘DEEP, SYSTEMIC AND WIDESPREAD’
SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR TELLS UNITED NATIONS PERMANENT FORUM
27.04.2010 

UN Indigenous Forum Holds Dialogue with Governments of Bolivia, Paraguay
Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
23.04.2010 

Govva/Photo: UN - Department of Economic and Social Affairs. State of the World’s Indigenous PeoplesState of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
UN - Department of Economic and Social Affairs
14.01.2010 

. PDF govvaNOTE: FOLLOWING ARE SUMMARY STATEMENTS IN TODAY’S MEETING OF THE PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES. A COMPLETE SUMMARY OF THE MEETING WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE MEETING, AS PRESS RELEASE HR/4988.
UN - Economic and Social Council
27.05.2009 

. PDF govvaRECOGNIZING POVERTY’S DIVERSITY, TURNING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ UNIQUENESS INTO ASSET. FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WILL HELP MEET THEIR NEEDS, PERMANENT FORUM TOLD
UN - Economic and Social Council
27.05.2009 

. PDF govvaPERMANENT FORUM, INDIGENOUS GROUPS, SEEK CHANGE IN UNITED NATIONS WORKING METHODS. TO TURN THEIR CONCERNS INTO DRIVING FORCE BEHIND, NOT JUST OBJECT OF, STRATEGIES
UN - Economic and Social Council
27.05.2009 

. PDF govvaINDIGENOUS GROUPS CALL FOR HALT BY FOREIGN COMPANIES TO LAND USE FOR OIL, MINING, WITHOUT THEIR PRIOR KNOWLEDGE, CONSENT, AS PERMANENT FORUM CONTINUES
UN - Economic and Social Council
27.05.2009 

. PDF govvaSPECIAL RAPPORTEUR SAYS OPTIMISM FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ BETTER FUTURE ANIMATED. BY POSITIVE DEVELOPMENTS, BUT TEMPERED BY REALITY OF ONGOING STRUGGLES
UN - Economic and Social Council
27.05.2009 

. PDF govvaINDIGENOUS PEOPLE WORLDWIDE URGE GOVERNMENTS TO REDRESS ENTRENCHED LACK OF RESPECT. FOR THEIR VALUES, OVERHAUL LEGISLATION, ENDORSE DECLARATION, IN PERMANENT FORUM
UN - Economic and Social Council
27.05.2009 

. PDF govva‘WE IGNORE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AT OUR PERIL’, SAYS DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL. AS PERMANENT FORUM OPENS EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION AMID ‘SWARM OF CRISES’
UN - Economic and Social Council
27.05.2009 

. PDF govvaUNITE DIFFERENT STRENGTHS TO ADDRESS COMMON THREATS, DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL SAYS AT OPENING OF PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES
UN - Deputy Secretary-General
27.05.2009 

Copyright: mihkku. HTML mearkaPERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES DISCUSSES WAYS TO MORE EFFECTIVELY PROMOTE
UN Economic and Social Council
21.05.2008 

Copyright: mihkku. HTML mearkaINDIGENOUS PEOPLES FACE GROWING CRISIS AS CLIMATE CHANGE, UNCHECKED ECONOMIC
UN Economic and Social Council
21.05.2008 

Copyright: mihkku. HTML mearkaPERMANENT FORUM HAILS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTION OF INDIGENOUS RIGHTS DECLARATION, PLEDGES TO MAKE IT ‘A LIVING DOCUMENT’, AS SEVENTH SESSION CONCLUDES
UN Economic and Social Council
04.05.2008 

Copyright: mihkku. HTML mearkaSPEAKERS ADDRESS FUTURE ROLE OF PERMANENT FORUM IN ENSURING INDIGENOUS RIGHTS GIVEN EQUAL WEIGHT WITH OTHER HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES
UN Economic and Social Council
04.05.2008 

. PDF govvaPERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES EXAMINES VALUE OF INCREASED COLLABORATION
UN Economic and Social Council
29.04.2008 

. PDF govvaPERMANENT FORUM SPEAKERS SAY VIOLATION OF LANGUAGE RIGHTS ‘CULTURAL GENOCIDE’
UN Economic and Social Council
28.04.2008 

. PDF govvaSUMMARIES OF STATEMENTS MADE TODAY TO THE PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES
UN Economic and Social Council
25.04.2008 

. PDF govvaDUMPING OF TOXIC WASTE ON INDIGENOUS LANDS, DAMAGE FROM MINING, DEFORESTATION
UN Economic and Social Council
25.04.2008 

Copyright: mihkku. HTML mearkaINDIGENOUS PEOPLES MUST BE INCLUDED IN GLOBAL NEGOTIATIONS AIMED AT COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGE, SAY SPEAKERS IN PERMANENT FORUM
UN Economic and Social Council
24.04.2008 

. PDF govvaBOLIVIA’S PRESIDENT URGES DEVELOPMENT OF ECONOMIC SYSTEM BASED ON ‘HOW TO LIVE WELL’
UN Economic and Social Council
22.04.2008 

. PDF govvaUNITED NATIONS INDIGENOUS FORUM·S SIXTH SESSION AT HEADQUARTERS 25 MAY
RIGHTS TO LANDS, TERRITORIES, NATURAL RESOURCES FOCUS
30.05.2007 

. PDF govvaUNITED NATIONS INDIGENOUS FORUM·S SIXTH SESSION AT HEADQUARTERS 24 MAY
RIGHTS TO LANDS, TERRITORIES, NATURAL RESOURCES FOCUS
30.05.2007 

. PDF govvaUNITED NATIONS INDIGENOUS FORUM·S SIXTH SESSION AT HEADQUARTERS 23 MAY
RIGHTS TO LANDS, TERRITORIES, NATURAL RESOURCES FOCUS
30.05.2007 

. PDF govvaUNITED NATIONS INDIGENOUS FORUM·S SIXTH SESSION AT HEADQUARTERS 22 MAY
RIGHTS TO LANDS, TERRITORIES, NATURAL RESOURCES FOCUS
30.05.2007 

. PDF govvaUNITED NATIONS INDIGENOUS FORUM·S SIXTH SESSION AT HEADQUARTERS 21 MAY
RIGHTS TO LANDS, TERRITORIES, NATURAL RESOURCES FOCUS
30.05.2007 

. PDF govvaUNITED NATIONS INDIGENOUS FORUM·S SIXTH SESSION AT HEADQUARTERS 18 MAY
RIGHTS TO LANDS, TERRITORIES, NATURAL RESOURCES FOCUS
19.05.2007 

. PDF govvaUNITED NATIONS INDIGENOUS FORUM·S SIXTH SESSION AT HEADQUARTERS 17 MAY
RIGHTS TO LANDS, TERRITORIES, NATURAL RESOURCES FOCUS
19.05.2007 

. PDF govvaUNITED NATIONS INDIGENOUS FORUM·S SIXTH SESSION AT HEADQUARTERS 16 MAY
RIGHTS TO LANDS, TERRITORIES, NATURAL RESOURCES FOCUS
19.05.2007 

. PDF govvaUNITED NATIONS INDIGENOUS FORUM·S SIXTH SESSION AT HEADQUARTERS 15 MAY
RIGHTS TO LANDS, TERRITORIES, NATURAL RESOURCES FOCUS
19.05.2007 

. PDF govvaUNITED NATIONS INDIGENOUS FORUM·S SIXTH SESSION AT HEADQUARTERS 14 MAY
RIGHTS TO LANDS, TERRITORIES, NATURAL RESOURCES FOCUS
19.05.2007 

. PDF govvaUNITED NATIONS INDIGENOUS FORUM·S SIXTH SESSION AT HEADQUARTERS 11 MAY
RIGHTS TO LANDS, TERRITORIES, NATURAL RESOURCES FOCUS
19.05.2007 

. PDF govvaUN FORUM RECOMMENDS ADOPTION OF DECLARATION ON INDIGENOUS RIGHTS
Economic and Social Council
28.05.2006 

. PDF govvaSPEAKERS CALL ON UN FORUM TO STEP UP LEADERSHIP ROLE, DO EVEN MORE TO DRAW ATTENTION TO PLIGHT OF IN
Economic and Social Council
28.05.2006 

. PDF govvaINDIGENOUS FORUM DISCUSSES WAYS TO BETTER IMPLEMENT
Economic and Social Council
28.05.2006 

. PDF govvaUN FORUM SPEAKERS CALL FOR RESOURCES
Economic and Social Council
28.05.2006 

. PDF govvaUN FORUM SPEAKERS URGE RAPID ADOPTION OF LONG-NEGOTIATED
UN Economic and Social Council
28.05.2006