Watch the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (September 22-23, 2014)

The first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples will be held on 22-23 September 2014. The meeting will be an opportunity to share perspectives and best practices on the realization of the rights of indigenous peoples, including pursuing the objectives of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The high level plenary meeting of the General Assembly to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (HLPM/WCIP) will be available via UN Web TV:

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September 17, 2012 the UN General Assembly made decisions on the organizational aspects of the World Conference, through the adoption of resolution A/RES/66/296, including the following:
  • The World Conference will be composed of two plenary meetings in the form of an opening and a closing session, three interactive round-table discussions and one interactive panel discussion;
  • The round-table discussions and the interactive panel discussion will be co-chaired by one Member State and one representative of indigenous peoples who will be proposed by indigenous peoples and subsequently designated by the President of the General Assembly. The co-chairs of the round-table discussions and the panel discussion will present summaries of the discussions at the closing plenary meeting;

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