The Caucuses represent unique opportunities for indigenous delegates to meet and to exchange information and experiences. During the Caucus sessions, joint statements, positions and recommendations are put together concerning agenda items of the EMRIP session or on other topics.
The Preparatory Meeting of Indigenous Peoples will take place before the 11th Session of the EMRIP, on Sunday, 8th of July 2018 from 10:00 am to 17:00 pm at the following address:
La Pastorlae (Swiss Press Club)
106, route de Ferney, 1202 Geneva
(bus °5 stop "Intercontinetal", then follow the signs)
Interpretation at the Caucus meetings will be provided by Docip in English, Spanish, French and Russian.
1. Opening Thanksgiving
2. Selection of Chairpersons
3. Finalizing agenda
4. Strategies to deal with the Agenda of the Expert Mechanism
Item 4. Study and advice on free, prior and informed consent.
Item 3: Country Engagement
Item 8: Panel discussion on recognition, reparation and reconciliation
Item 6: Interactive dialogue with national human rights institutions, regional human rights institutions
and indigenous human rights institutions.
Item 7: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: good practices and lessons
learned. Dialogue with Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Chair of
the UNPFII, the Board of Trustees of the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples, and
members of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the
Human Rights Committee.
Item 9: Intersessional activities and follow-up to thematic studies and advice – Panel discussion on
cultural heritage, indigenous languages and traditional knowledge.
Item 10: Future work of the Expert Mechanism, including focus of future thematic studies.
Item 11: Proposals to be submitted to the Human Rights Council for its consideration and approval
5. Presentation by Secretariat and members of the Expert Mechanism
6. Other issues
A. Local Communities and Indigenous Peoples (LCIP) Platform
LUNCH 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. A light lunch will be provided (CHF 5,00 requested contribution)