Thursday, July 31, 2014

Small Island Developing States Conference: Last Day to Register

Dear colleagues,

The Third Conference on Small Island Developing States, taking place between 1-4 September in Apia, Samoa, is rapidly approaching.

Preceding the meeting, four Pre-Conference Forums will take place in select locations in Apia from 28-31 August 2014. The Pre-Conference Forums will be held outside of the UN security perimeter and therefore don’t require accreditation to the SIDS Conference. Further information on these activities is available on the SIDS website: www.sids2014.org/index.php?menu=1567
Participation in the Major Groups and other Stakeholders Forum, which will take place on Thursday, 28 (evening) and Friday, 29 August 2014, is subject to registration. Today is the last day to register - if you are planning on attending, you must fill out this form. More information on the Forum can be found here.

We would also like to use this opportunity to remind representatives of organizations that are accredited with the United Nations and plan to attend the official Conference to register here. Conference registration for Major Groups and other stakeholders’ representatives will close on Monday, 4 August 2014.

Warm regards,
Ms. Martina Muller
Major Groups Program
Communications & Outreach - UN DESA/DSD

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

Pre-Registration for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples
Pre-registration is now OPEN for the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly, to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples which will take place on 22 September and on the afternoon of 23 September 2014 at UN Headquarters in New York. Please click here for more information.
The deadline to pre-register is: 23 July 2014
General Assembly Informal Consultations
 - World Conference on Indigenous Peoples -
Wednesday, 16 July and Monday, 18 August 2014
UN Headquarters, New York

Two informal consultations will be conducted by the President of the General Assembly. The first consultation will be held on Wednesday, 16 July, 2014 and will focus on the zero draft conference outcome document. A revised draft outcome document will be issued shortly after the consultation of that meeting and considered at a second and final consultation, on Monday, 18 August, 2014.
Pre-registration: Representatives of Indigenous Peoples who wish to attend the informal consultations, please inform the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at indigenous_un@un.org by Friday, 11 July for the first consultation and by Wednesday, 13 August for the second consultation. Please indicate the name of the organization, name of the representative and contacts including an email address.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Update on SIDS Conference; Indigenous Peoples Major Group Nominations



The participation of stakeholders from civil society and other non-state actors is organized according to the major groups structure articulated in Agenda 21. Representatives from major groups interested in participating as observers in the SIDS Conference and its preparatory process are required to be accredited to the United Nations and register accordingly. Accredited? Pre-register by 1 August 2014
Indigenous Peoples interested in attending the Conference should send nominations to Major Group focal point Roberto Borrero at roberto@treatycouncil.org before July 7. 

For more information visit http://www.sids2014.org

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Consultations on the HLPM/WCIP to begin

The President of the General Assembly (PGA) announced the date for the first round of consultation with Indigenous Peoples on the HPLM to be known as World Conference on Indigenous Peoples' Outcome Document. The consultation will be held next Tue., 3 June, at the UN Headquarters in New York. Indigenous Peoples who want to attend must register with the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues by Mon., 2 June 2014, 10 AM EST at: http://bit.ly/UNPFIIContact

Friday, May 23, 2014

Declaración de Abya Yala


05/23/2014

Naciones Unidas, NY

Señora Presidenta:

Los pueblos originarios de Abya Yala  - América Latina y El Caribe, estamos preocupados de que se esté cuestionando nuestra participación plena y efectiva en el proceso que se desarrolla sobre la CMPI, dejando al margen el contenido de la Declaración de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas, situación que vulnera nuestros derechos inherentes.

Por tanto, enfatizamos en los siguientes puntos:

En atención al Cumplimiento de la Resolución de Naciones Unidas, donde se reconoce la participación plena y efectiva de los Pueblos indígenas, de llevar a cabo la CMPI, es fundamental nuestra participación durante todo el proceso hasta el documento final.

Reiteramos el cumplimiento a la resolución A/RES/66/296, conocido como la Resolución de las modalidades, en la cual se asegura la participación en igualdad de condiciones de los asesores de parte de los estados y de los pueblos indígenas.

Recordamos que la asamblea General aprobó la Declaración UNDRIP,  y según sus art. 18 y23, los pueblos  indígenas tenemos el derecho a participar, a través de nuestros representantes en la adopción de decisiones que afecten a nuestros derechos y elaborar prioridades y estrategias para el ejercicio a nuestro derecho al desarrollo desde nuestra cosmovisión.

Por lo tanto, los Pueblos Indígenas de Abya Yala urgimos al Presidente de la Asamblea General que honre la Resolución, donde se adoptó la Declaración de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas.

De igual manera queremos resaltar la importancia del documento de Alta que tiene como referencia de la ONU (A/67/994), que ha sido producto del consenso adoptado por todas las regiones indígenas del mundo, la cual proporciona una base firme para redactar el documento final de la conferencia mundial.

Por último, urgimos al presidente que tome en cuenta al 98% de los Estados miembros de la ONU que manifestaron su apoyo a celebración de la CMPI y reconocen la plena y efectiva participación de los pueblos indígenas, y exhortamos a los Estados que no lo han hecho, se unan a esta decisión y sean consecuentes con la adopción de la UNDRIP en el año 2007.

Muchas gracias.  

Declaración presentado por:
Florina Lopez M
Region de America Latina y el Caribe