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UNPFII: Information on the 17th session

UNPFII: Information on the 17th session


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The Preparatory Global Caucus meeting of Indigenous Peoples

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 Permanent Forum session or on other topics.

The Global Caucus Meeting of Indigenous Peoples will take place before the 17th Session of the PFII, on the 14th and 15th of April 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at the following address:

 Church Center for the United Nations, 2nd Floor
777 UN Plaza, at the corner of First Avenue and E. 44th Street
(the entrance is on 44th Street)

Interpretation at the Global Caucus meetings will be provided by Docip in English, Spanish, French and Russian.

Caucus agenda in pdf

GLOBAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES CAUCUS CONSULTATION MEETING (GIPC)

In preparation for the 17th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

Day 1: Saturday, April 14, 2018

8:30am - 9:00am     

Continental Breakfast

9am – 9:15am          

Official Opening of the Global Indigenous Peoples Caucus

Esmeralda V. Brown, Betty Lyons (Onondaga Nation), Tia Oros Peters (Shiwi)

Continuation of Our Rights & Responsibilities: An Indigenous Peoples’ Capacity Building in International Advocacy Diplomacy. Hosted by the Global Indigenous Women’s Caucus and the Global Indigenous Peoples Caucus

9:15 – 10:15am

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII):

Considering Session 17 Theme: Indigenous Peoples’ collective rights to lands, territories and resource - Margaret Lokawua, Karimajong, Permanent Forum Member 2008-2011

10:15am – 11:15am

Outline for engaging in PFII 17th Session and what the different format means for Indigenous Peoples’ access, rights, and challenges - Betty Lyons (Onondaga Nation)

11:30am                  

Special Recognition of Esmeralda V. Brown

12pm   

Closing of Capacity Building Session

12 h – 13 h            

Lunch Break

Global Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus

12pm – 1pm            

Global Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus Begins Review of Agenda Items  

13h30 – 15 h    

Amplifying and Directing Your Advocacy: How to Develop and deliver an Intervention to the United Nations Permanent Forum - Evie Reyes Aguirre, Izkaloteka

15 h – 15h15       

Review of agenda for Sunday

15h15

Adjourn for the day

 

Day 2:  Sunday April 15, 2018

8:00am – 9:00am

Continental Breakfast

9:00am – 9:30am     

Opening and Welcome

Esmeralda V. Brown, Betty Lyons (Onondaga Nation), Tia Oros Peters (Shiwi)

9:30am – 11:00pm  

GIPC open discussions on the Implementation of the six mandated areas of the

UN Permanent Forum, Indigenous Peoples collective rights to lands, territories and resources and impact of climate change.

11:00am -12:00pm       

Permanent Forum Members to address the GIPC

12:00pm – 1:00pm  

Lunch Break

1:00pm – 3:00pm    

Continued discussions on the Implementation of the six mandated areas of the UN Permanent Forum, Indigenous Peoples collective rights to lands, territories and resources and impact of climate change.

3:00pm-3:15pm

Tracy Shenandoah, Faithkeeper of the Onondaga Nation

3:15pm                      

Adjourn GIPC Meeting

Thanks to the Conveners:

American Indian Law Alliance; Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples; Tonatierra; Southern Diaspora Research and Development Center; Ingrid Washinawatok El-Issa Flying Eagle Woman for Peace, Justice and Sovereignty; Indigenous Values Initiative; United Methodist Women; and The General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church.

Thanks to the following Partial list of Partners and Donors:

The Onondaga Nation, Skä·noñh—Great Law of Peace Center, Indigenous Values Initiative, The American Indian Law Alliance, The Seventh  Generation Fund for Indigenous Peoples, The Southern Diaspora Research and Development Center, Tonatierra,  United Methodist Women, The Ingrid Washinawatok El-Issa Flying Eagle Woman for Peace, Justice and Sovereignty, The Indigenous Peoples’ Centre for Documentation, Research and Information (Docip).