19-30 April 2010
UN Headquarters, New York
Special Theme: Indigenous peoples: development with culture and identity; articles 3 and 32 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
1. Election of officers.
2. Adoption of the agenda and organization of work.
3. Discussion on the special theme for the year, “Indigenous peoples: development with culture and identity: articles 3 and 32 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”.
4. Human rights:
(a) Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;
(b) Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people and other special rapporteurs.
5. Half-day discussion on North America.
6. Comprehensive dialogue with six United Nations agencies and funds.
7. Future work of the Permanent Forum, including issues of the Economic and Social Council and emerging issues.
8. Draft agenda for the tenth session of the Permanent Forum.
9. Adoption of the report of the Permanent Forum on its ninth session.
** Attention - New Logistical Information about the Ninth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues**
Due to extensive renovations to United Nations hedaquarters , the ninth session of the UNPFII will take place in a newly constructed temporary building, located on the north lawn of the United Nations grounds in New York at 1st Avenue and 46th street. The capacity of the meeting rooms in the temporary space is smaller than that of the conference building where previous session have been held. For this reason, it is possible that not all observers to the session, including indigenous peoples organizations and NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC, will be permitted inside the building at the same time. The Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is currently seeking arrangements that will minimize any inconvenience to UNPFII participants. Further information will be made available on this website as it becomes available.
Registration for indigenous peoples' organizations, NGOs with ECOSOC consultative status and academic institutions wishing to attend the 9th Session of the UNPFII as observers is now open. Please click on the appropriate link below to be taken to the online registration page
-Indigenous peoples' organizations and academic institutions that have previously attended UNPFII sessions, and NGOs in consultative status with ECOSOC
You must sign in to the online system using your assigned username and password (use the "Click here to Sign In" in the upper right corner once you reach the website) then click on the link "Invitations" that appears on the left side menu bar. You will then see the link to the forum event where you can pre-register, designate your representatives and download your letter of invitation. In case you cannot use the online pre-registration system for any technical reason, please get in touch with us.
For any additional questions on the registration process, please contact Talei Cama (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Registration for Side Events
Please click here to register. Please note that due to the renovation of UN Headquarters, there is limited space for side events this year. For this reason side event organizers are strongly advised to submit joint proposals for side events.
Logistical information (accommodation, transportation and other useful information) -please note that some of this information may become outdated.