Tuesday, July 1, 2014

UNPFII Report on the thirteenth session

United Nations
Economic and Social Council
Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Report of the thirteenth session

At its thirteenth session, the Permanent Forum convened a one-day dialogue on the High-level Plenary Meeting/World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. The Forum is seriously concerned at the lack of substantive progress in the informal consultations held by, or on behalf of, the President of the General Assembly with Member States and indigenous peoples. The Forum is also alarmed at the conduct of certain States, whose interactions with the President of the General Assembly indicate the clear departure from the provision of the modalities resolutions. Notwithstanding the commitments made by the General Assembly in its resolution 66/296 on the organization of the Conference, the Forum is deeply concerned that the full, effective and equal participation of indigenous peoples in all processes leading to and including the High-level Plenary Meeting remains uncertain.