Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Members of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2014-2016

On 6 May the President of Economic and Social Council announced the appointment of eight Members of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues for the term 2014-2016 who had been nominated by indigenous peoples’ organizations. Previously, on 25 April, the Council had elected seven members nominated by governments. One member remains to be elected by the Council from the Asia Pacific region. Their term begins on 1 January 2014 and lasts until 31 December 2016. 

Indigenous nominated and appointed by President of ECOSOC (8): 
Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine (Africa) 
Kara-Kys Arakchaa ( Eastern Europe, Russian Federation, Central Asia and Transcaucasia)
 Joan Carling (Asia) 
Maria Eugenia Choque Quispe ( Central, South America and the Caribbean) 
Dalee Sambo Dorough (Arctic) 
Edward John (North America) 
 Raja Devasish Roy (Asia) 
Valmaine Toki (Pacific) 

Government nominated and elected by ECOSOC (7): 
Megan Davis (Australia) Oliver Loode (Estonia) 
Aisa Mukabenova (Russian Federation) 
Joseph Goko Mutangah (Kenya) 
Gervais Nzoa (Cameroon) 
Mohammad Hassani Nejad Pirkouhi (Iran) 
Alvaro Esteban Pop Ac (Guatemala)

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