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
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
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.
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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.
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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.
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.”
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).