Agroforestry is gaining new ground in the quest for climate-smart agriculture practices, due to its ability to sequester carbon and mitigate climate change. Join this Agroforestry webinar on the 29th October 2019 to learn more. Register here: tiny.cc/bb59dz #BetterWithForest
Come out and support 24 hrs of Indigenous culture, music, song, dance, food, ceremony and prayer October 13th - 14th, 2019 on Randall’s Island, New York.
Donate to the cause here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/ipdnyc2019
Sign the Indigenous Peoples Day NYC petition here: http://bit.ly/IPDNYC2019
NYC Climate Week Event - North & South: Two Indigenous Leaders Share their Perspectives on Nature, Forest and Climate
September 22, 2019, Limited Seating, RSVP Required: https://northandsouth.eventbrite.com
On 23 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided, in its resolution 49/214, that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People shall be observed on 9 August every year. The date marks the day of the first meeting, in 1982, of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations. On this day, people from around the world are encouraged to spread the UN’s message on the protection and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples.
Share how you celebrate the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples using the following hashtags:
#SomosIndígenas – also works in Portuguese
Please READ CAREFULLY if you are considering to attend the commemoration of the 2019 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples at the UN Headquarters in New York City.
Registration opens on 9 July 2019.
Register through the following website: >> Registration <<
Please note that there is a two-step process for the registration:
Once you fill out the online registration, you will get a notification that your registration was received.
Note: This email is not your ticket and does not provide entrance to the UN Headquarters!
Once your registration is approved, you will receive an email to complete your registration. Only after doing so you will receive with your ticket!
On 9 August, come with this ticket and a government-issued ID to receive your Special Event Ticket (SET).
The SPFII team will be handing out SETs to registrants from 8.30–11.00 am and from 1.30–3 pm in front of the UN Visitors entrance (46th and 1st Ave).
Only with that Special Event Ticket (SET), you will be allowed to enter the UN and attend the event.
Special Event Tickets (SETs) are only allocated to individuals who registered online and whose registration was successfully processed. Tickets are non-transferable.
Please understand that due to limited capacity in the conference room not all registrants will receive a ticket.
If you did not receive an approval email with your ticket, you would not be allowed entrance to the UN and the event. Only with your ticket (which includes a QR code), you will receive a SET with which you may enter the UN.
Minors (age 18 and below) must register and be accompanied by an adult at all times. Accompanying adults must also register to attend the event.
All attendees will be required to go through an airport-like security screening to access the United Nations Headquarters.
The United Nations cannot assist with travel, visa, or invitation letters for this event. Emails or correspondence requesting assistance in this regard will not be replied.
The United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: https://undocs.org/A/RES/61/295
Resolution 49/214: https://undocs.org/A/RES/49/214
UNPFII website on the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples: https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/international-day-of-the-worlds-indigenous-peoples.html
The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) was established by the Human Rights Council, the UN’s main human rights body, in 2007 under resolution 6/36 as a subsidiary body of the Council. Its mandate was then amended in September 2016 by Human Rights Council resolution 33/25.
The Expert Mechanism provides the Human Rights Council with expertise and advice on the rights of indigenous peoples as set out in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and assists Member States, upon request, in achieving the ends of the Declaration through the promotion, protection and fulfilment of the rights of indigenous peoples.
The Expert Mechanism is composed of seven independent experts on the rights of indigenous peoples. The experts are appointed by the Human Rights Council which is to give due regard to recognized competence and experience in the rights of indigenous peoples, experts of indigenous origin, and gender balance. Read more about the members of the Expert Mechanism.
Annual Sessions of the Expert Mechanism
The Expert Mechanism holds an annual session, usually in July, in which representatives from states, indigenous peoples, indigenous peoples’ organisations, civil society, inter-governmental organisations and academia take part.
Indigenous Peoples March will be the first international march of its kind to unite the Indigenous peoples from across the world. We stand together to bring awareness to the injustices affecting Indigenous men, women and children as Indigenous peoples and lands from North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean diaspora are a target of genocide.
NGO COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
General Monthly Meeting
Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 1:00-3:00
Location: Salvation Army International Center, 221 E. 52 nd Street,
1. Moment of Silence in Honor of the Land we are on and the Native Peoples of this land.
2. Welcome and Review of Agenda
3. Meeting minutes of Nov. 2018
4. Report of the Executive Committee
5. Elections - Nominations Chair Report - Alessandro
6. Parliament of the World’s Religions – Daniel and Rick
7. Indigenous March in January 2019 – Rick
8. Letter in support of Mapuche people – Roberto
9. Announcements and other items
10. Holiday Party
11/26/2018-11-26 - 11/28/2018-
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
52, rue des Pâquis
Phone: +41 22 917 96 56
Fax : +41 22 917 90 11
Open Online Call for Participations: International Youth Forum on Human Rights and Sustainable Development Goals 2018
Youth for Environment, Education and Development Foundation (YFEED Foundation), Nepal in collaboration with Youth for Human Rights International, Nepal and other several civil and private agencies will be organizing theInternational Youth Forum on Human Rights and Sustainable Development Goals 2018 from 17th –18th August 2018 at Kathmandu,Nepal.
The important international youth event this year will be celebrate the cross-cutting main theme of the youth conference “Partnering with the Youth to achieve SDGs: Moving from policy to actions‟. This year’s programme will provide an opportunity for young peoples from around the globe to discuss, understand, share, find new solutions and develop strategies on issues pertaining to Human Rights, peace, inclusive societies and Sustainable Development Goals further how young people are building resilience and innovation in their local communities to attainment of human rights and sustainable development goals.
Application and Registration Final Deadline: Tuesday, 17th July 2018 A.D.
To register and apply click here. For more information please read the About Us.
Should you need any further information or clarification please do not hesitate to contact us in firstname.lastname@example.org or me and Mr. Rahul K.C. in email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org any time .
This annual event takes place at UN Headquarters in New York City, NY.
Project Access Alumni Janene Yazzie and Project Access Program Coordinator, Roberto Múkaro Borrero are a both taking part in this special event.
National Indigenous Peoples Day (French: Journée nationale des peuples autochtones) is a day recognising and celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Indigenous peoples in Canada. The day was first celebrated as National Aboriginal Day in 1996, after it was proclaimed that year by then Governor General of Canada Roméo LeBlanc, to be celebrated on 21 June annually. 21 June was chosen as the statutory holiday for many reasons-including its cultural significance as the Summer Solstice, and the fact that it is a day on which many Indigenous peoples and communities traditionally celebrate their heritage. It was renamed in 2017.
NGO COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
General Membership Meeting (Open)
May 17, 2018 1:00-3:00
Location: Salvation Army (basement), 221 East 52nd Street, New York, NY
1. Moment of Silence in Honor of the Land we are on and the Native People of this land
2. Welcome and Review of Agenda
3. Meeting minutes of March 15, 2018 (No meeting was held in April)
4. Report of the Executive Committee
5. Treasurer’s Report
6. Review with members of this year’s Forum and Cultural event
7. Reports on side events sponsored or co-sponsored by committee and/or committee members
8. Update on Bear’s Ears Monument – Rick Chavolla, AICH
9. Update on Health Subcommittee
10. Speaker from OHCHR (invited)
11. Announcements and other items
12. Next meeting – June 21, 2018
The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will meet with representatives of indigenous peoples and Member States from the different regions on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 April 2018. UN agencies, regional and National Human Rights Institutions and academics are also welcome to attend.
These informal and interactive dialogues will be facilitated by members of the Permanent Forum. The Forum members will provide introductory remarks and moderate the discussions.
The aim of the regional dialogues is to discuss issues of relevance in the countries of the region and identify how to sharpen the focus and impact of the Permanent Forum’s analysis and recommendations. The objectives of these dialogues include the following:
- To follow up on issues raised during the first week of the Permanent Forum session;
- To seek inputs of indigenous peoples, Member States and others on the draft report of the Permanent Forum session, particularly the context and recommendations;·
- To identify specific strategic measures that can be taken to:
- promote the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the national level;
- advance the rights of indigenous peoples at the regional and international levels;·
- To provide a space for indigenous peoples, Member States and UN system to exchange information and perspectives in an informal and constructive setting to facilitate consensus building;
- To identify specific thematic areas and/or emerging issues that the Permanent Forum may wish to focus on at future sessions.
Schedule of regional dialogues:
Tuesday 24 April
10 am – 1 pm: Arctic & Eastern Europe, Russian Federation, Central Asia and Transcaucasia⃰ (Conference Room 6)
10 am – 1 pm: Pacific (Conference Room 8)
3 pm – 6 pm: Asia (Conference Room 6)
3 pm – 6 pm: Africa (Conference Room 8)
Wednesday 25 April
10 am – 1 pm: North America (Conference Room 6)
10 am – 1 pm: South & Central America and the Caribbean (Conference Room 8)
RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE 3RD INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S SYMPOSIUM ON ENVIRONMENAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND DISCUSS NEXT STEPS TO COMBAT ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLENCE
SIDE-EVENT TO SHARE THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE 3RD INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S SYMPOSIUM ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND DISCUSS NEXT STEPS TO COMBAT ENVIRONMENTAL VIOLENCE
On the occasion of the 17th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), UN Headquarters, New York, Wednesday April 18th, 2018, 6:15 PM – 8:00 PM, Permanent Forum - Conference Room 4
The 17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) takes place at United Nations Headquarters, New York. This year's theme is “Indigenous peoples’ collective rights to lands, territories and resources.”
Event Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 10:00am to Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 5:00pm
Jerome Greene Hall, 435 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 Room 103 Map
Event Contact: Elsa Stamatopoulou email@example.com
Focus: Advancing research and assessing impacts of Environmental Violence on Indigenous Women and Girls The 3rd International Indigenous Women’s Symposium on Environment and Reproductive Health will be held in Columbia University on 14-15 April 2018. Focus of the International Symposium will be on advancing research and assessing impacts of Environmental Violence on Indigenous Women and Girls. The broader goals of the symposium are (1) to contribute to awareness about the multi-dimensional aspects and impacts of violence against Indigenous women and girls including environmental violence; (2) build and strengthen networks and alliances for research and advocacy between Indigenous women from various regions and the scientific and academic communities; (3) and to build awareness among diverse constituencies, including the broader movements addressing violence against Indigenous women and girls.
The Symposium aims to share and assess the state of research and case studies on reproductive health and environmental violence and identify need for further key studies and research; to systematize, share and strengthen findings in this field; share experiences of using international mechanisms addressing human rights, environment and sustainable development to seek solutions to the problem; identify gaps and points of further action for various actors, including Indigenous organizations, states, the private sector, intergovernmental bodies, academia, scientists and others; advance the global attention on the problem of environmental violence, and contribute to awareness, advocacy and policy change on this issue on the local, national, regional and international levels. Click below for the concept note.
Keep checking the ISHR website for updates on the upcoming Symposium. Due to space limitations pre-registration is required. Click below to download the registration form. Fill it out completely and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organized and co-sponsored by the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI), the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) and the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program) at Columbia University
Co-sponsored by the Fondo Indígena, MADRE, Alaska Community Action on Toxics and Tribal Link Foundation; and, on Columbia’s side, by the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, the Native American Law Students Association, and If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice, Columbia Law School; the Center for the Study of Social Difference and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race.
Do you wish to gain a comprehensive overview of global water challenges and water governance? Would you like to be introduced to basic water and wastewater treatment technologies and to the complex concept of the water-energy-food nexus? Then the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Gaia Education and Strathclyde University cordially invite you to join our online programme on “Local Water Solutions for Global Challenges”.
Water is essential for life and for sustainable development, and well-managed water services contribute to poverty reduction, economic growth and environmental sustainability. Increasing human population, the impacts of climate change and unsustainable growth all place pressures on water demand, water quality and water availability.
On the basis of these needs, the University of Strathclyde, Gaia Education and the Social Development Programme of UNITAR have developed this e-learning course, aiming at building the capacity of local authorities in developing and least developed countries on sustainable water resource management, and at providing a solid understanding of water governance within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. The course also introduces key technologies and techniques to build water resilience, and explores the close interactions between water, energy, food and climate change.
The course starts on 22nd March, for a period of 5 weeks. In order to get the full benefits of the course we suggest you should dedicate 3 to 8 hours a week to your study. This course is a free MOOC! Successful participants will be given the opportunity to request a UNITAR certificate for 100$, a trustable way to showcase their new skills!
We think that our online course could be of great interest to you. We would also be very grateful if you could help us spread the information through your network.
You will find attached the course flyer for more information. To register, you can access the following website:
We hope to count on your collaboration and participation in our course! Do not hesitate to contact us, should you have any question regarding this online course: email@example.com.
Calliopé Lemattre-Gontcharoff (Ms.)
Social Development Programme
World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference. Each year, UN-Water — the entity that coordinates the UN’s work on water and sanitation — sets a theme for World Water Day corresponding to a current or future challenge. The engagement campaign is coordinated by one or several of the UN-Water Members with a related mandate.
Location in NYC and Meeting Agenda to be announced.
When: Thursday, March 1st at 7:00pm
Where: And&And, 353 W 12 St
RSVP now to firstname.lastname@example.org to save your seat.
Indigenous Voices is a quarterly series produced in partnership between Tribal Link Foundation and Sub Rosa. Donations collected at the event will serve to fund Tribal Link’s training programs for indigenous peoples.
There is no charge for this discussion, but donations to Tribal Link will be gratefully accepted in cash or through PayPal on Tribal Link's website.
Tribal Link Foundation is a non-governmental organization accredited with the U.N. and is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.
International Expert Group Meeting on “Sustainable development in territories of indigenous peoples”
International Expert Group Meeting on “Sustainable development in territories of indigenous peoples” (article 4 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples).