Vacancies to be filled from January 2020 to December 2022
The current membership of the Permanent Forum is due to expire at the end of 2019.
Nominations are now requested for the three-year period from January 2020 until December 2022. Current members who have served the maximum of two terms (six years) as Permanent Forum members cannot be nominated for a further term.
Nominations by indigenous people’s organizations
According to established practice, the eight indigenous nominated members are from each of the seven socio-cultural regions determined to give broad representation to the world’s indigenous peoples. These socio-cultural regions are: Africa; the Arctic; Asia; Central and South America and the Caribbean; Eastern Europe, Russian Federation, Central Asia and Transcaucasia; North America; and the Pacific.
The eighth member is nominated from one of the three regions with the largest indigenous population (Africa; Asia; and Central and South America and the Caribbean). This seat rotates among these three regions every three years, thus adding a second member from that region for each three-year term. (See ECOSOC Decision 2016/205, Election 2).
Therefore, for the membership 2020–2022, there will be two members of the Permanent Forum from Central and South America and the Caribbean.
How to submit nominations:
To send in nominations for consideration the following documents are required:
A recent resume/curriculum vitae of the nominee (maximum 2 printed pages in Word format)
A short biography of the nominee (200 words)
Information on the consultations amongst indigenous peoples’ organizations
Information about the nominating organization(s)
Consultations amongst indigenous organizations are encouraged to commence as soon as possible to ensure that the President of the ECOSOC has suitable candidates for consideration and appointment. In considering possible candidates the organizations are encouraged to take into account the expertise relevant to the mandate of the Permanent Forum as well as the principles of geographic distribution and gender balance.
The deadline for submission of nominations is 25 January 2019.
Where to submit:
All nominations must be submitted by 25 January 2019 via
firstname.lastname@example.org | Subject: Nominations PFII 2020–2022
Indigenous Peoples and Development Branch – Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Division for Inclusive Social Development
Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)
Room S-2954, 405 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Received nominations will be confirmed by email.