Second session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Date and venue
The second session took place from 10 to 14 August 2009, in Room XX of the Palais des Nations, at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.
The documentation associated with the second session is available on the documentation page.
Study on lessons learned and challenges to achieve the implementation on the right of indigenous peoples to education
At the second session, an agenda item will be the presentation by the Expert Mechanism of the advanced draft of the Study on lessons learned and challenges to achieve the implementation on the right of indigenous peoples to education. For this item, the Expert Mechanism will welcome, from the participants during the session, comments and observations on the advanced draft to be taken into account before the Expert Mechanism adopts the final version of the study.
Discussion on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
If participants wish to make their remarks on these themes available in writing, these should be sent to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people
The Special Rapporteur will be invited to participate in the second session of the Expert Mechanism. In the course of the session, the Special Rapporteur will dedicate two days - Tuesday and Wednesday, 11-12 August 2009 - for separate meetings with indigenous representatives who wish to submit information on allegations of human rights violations.
The registration for these meetings with the Special Rapporteur will be open during the first day of the session, 10 August 2009. Location and time will be indicated at the session. Participants may only sign up for a meeting with the Special Rapporteur in person during the session of the Expert Mechanism.
Priority will be given to those groups that present written information in advance by Friday, 7 August 2009, to email@example.com. For information on how present information to the Special Rapporteur please see the attached brochure [EN] and [SP] (Word).
For more information on the mandate of the Special Rapporteur, please consult the following webpage: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/indigenous/rapporteur/submit.htm.
Celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
As the 9th of August (Sunday) is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, the Expert Mechanism will celebrate this day on the 10 August 2009, at the opening of its second session.
Lunch time events and exhibitions
During the session, from Tuesday to Friday (from 11 to 14 August 2009) lunch time events can be organized from 13:15 to 14:45. Due to the limited availability of rooms, only two lunch time events can take place each day.
The Expert Mechanism is encouraging the organization of lunch time events that contribute to its mandate and more specifically to the agenda of the session, in particular in relation to the right of indigenous peoples to education and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
If your organization is interested in organizing such an event, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 July 2009 with the following information: the name of the organizers, the title of the lunch time event, the preferred day and any technical requirements (subject to availability). Confirmation will be sent by the secretariat at the latest on 20 July 2009. The requests will be considered in the order in which they will be received.
Exhibitions can also be proposed and will be accommodated, subject to the availability of space. The Expert Mechanism encourages the exhibitions to contribute to its mandate and more specifically to the agenda of the session. For any additional information, please contact the Secretariat: email@example.com, by 15 July 2009.
See programme (PDF)