Thursday, March 19, 2009

Public Notice: UNPFII 2009

Public Notice: The Eighth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York, from 18-29 May 2009.

The 2009 PFII session will discuss implementation of recommendations of the Permanent Forum on issues such as Economic and social development; Indigenous women; the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People; and Human rights with a focus on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. A dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples and other special rapporteurs, a half-day session on the Arctic, and comprehensive dialogue with six United Nations agencies and funds also form part of the session agenda.

The United Confederation of Taino People (UCTP) is facilitating administrative services and activities for delegates planning to participate within the Indigenous Peoples Caucus of the Greater Caribbean (IPCGC) at the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2009. Please inform the UCTP of your planned attendance and desire to participate as part of the Caucus, which is open to representatives of indigenous Caribbean Organizations and communities.

Consistent with the UNPFII procedures, the IPCGC follows an organizational structure similar to the Association of Caribbean States whereas the “Greater Caribbean” is defined here as an area of cooperation in recognition of common ancestral heritages and common geographic spaces shared by the Indigenous Peoples of the region.

Please send correspondence to the United Confederation of Taino People’s Office of International Relations and Regional Coordination at

UCTPPN Issued on 19 March 2009,
UCTP - Office of International Relations

and Regional Coordination

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