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Fifth session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


The dates for the Expert Mechanism's fifth session are 9 - 13 July 2012 in Geneva at the United Nations Palais des Nations.

Provisional Programme of Work

The provisional programme of work for the Expert Mechanism's 5th session is available here.

Documentation for the fifth session

Agenda
English - French

Annotated agenda
English - FrenchSpanish - Russian - Chinese

Follow up report on indigenous peoples and the right to participate in decision making, with a focus on extractives
English - Spanish - Russian - ChineseArabic

Study on the role of languages and cultures in the promotion and protection of the rights and identity of indigenous peoples
English - French - Spanish - Russian

Summary of responses from the questionnaire seeking the views of States on best practices regarding possible appropriate measures and implementation strategies in order to attain the goals of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
English - French - Spanish - Russian - Chinese

Conference Room Document: Comment on the Human Rights Council’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as related to Indigenous Peoples and the Right to Participate in Decision Making
English

Accreditation

The accreditation procedures for the fifth session of the Expert Mechanism (2012) are now online on the accreditation webpageThe deadline for accreditation is Monday 25 June 2012.

 

Meetings with the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

The Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples will hold meetings with representatives of indigenous peoples and organisations during the 5th session. To request a meeting with the Special Rapporteur, please consult his website

Lunch-time events


Date and time Room Organizer Title of Event Languages

9 July 2012: 13.15 – 14:45

XXIII

DoCIP

How to participate effectively in the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: English and Russian

English and Russian

9 July 2012: 13.15 – 14:45 

XXIV

DoCIP

How to participate effectively in the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Spanish and French

Spanish and French

9 July 2012: 13:15 – 14:45

XXVII

Association Tin Hinan

La Situation des droits des peuples autochtone Touareg au Mail dans l’Azawad: La situation des refugies Touaregues

French

         

10 July 2012: 13.15 – 14:45  

XXIII

Indigenous Global Coordinating Group for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (2014)

The World Conference on Indigenous Peoples 2014: Update and Dialogue

Spanish

10 July 2012: 13.15 – 14:45  

XXIV

Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact

The Impact of Extractive Industries on Indigenous Peoples in Asia

English

10 July 2012: 13.15 – 14:45 

XXVII

American Indian Law Alliance and Indigenous World Association

Uranium mining in the American Southwest: Indigenous Peoples’ Challenges to a New Wave of Environmental, Cultural and Health Threats

English

 

 

 

 

 

11 July 2012: 13.15 – 14:45  

XXIII

INCOMINDIOS

Revitalising Indigenous Cultures and Languages

English, French and Spanish

11 July 2012: 13.15 – 14:45  

XXIV

Association Kabylia pour l’environnement

L’existence de la langue berbere menacee

French

11 July 2012: 13:15 – 14:45

XXVII

IPACC

Preventing genocide in the Great Lakes – Early Warning and Rapid Response Measures

French and English

 

 

 

 

 

12 July 2012: 13.15 – 14:45 

XXIII

International Indian Treaty Council

Indigenous peoples, extractive industries and rights and relationships affirmed in treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements between indigenous peoples and states

Spanish and English

12 July 2012: 13.15 – 14:45 

XXIV

International Work Group of Indigenous Affairs

What future for the Baka?

English and French

12 July 2012: 13.15 – 14:45 

XXVII

International Labour Organisation and Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact

Legal Systems and Access to Justice

English with translation

 

 

 

 

 

13 July 2012: 13.15 – 14:45 

XXIII

Global Institute for Water Environment and Health

The problem of geopolitics: relocation of indigenous peoples along the Salween River for the sake of large hydropower projects

English

13 July 2012: 13.15 – 14:45 

XXIV

Congres Populaire Coutumier Kanak

Resolution des conflits Fonciers Kanak en Nouvelle Caledonie, pays sous tutelle colonial Francaise

French

13 July 2012: 13:15 – 14:45

XXVII

International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism and Hawaii Institute for Human Rights

Militarisation and the rights of indigenous peoples: UNDRIP Article 30

English

 

 

 

 

 

13 July 2012: 09.00 – 13:00

XXIII

DoCIP

How to efficiently use the UN human rights treaty bodies: CESCR (English, French, Russian and Spanish)

English, French, Russian and Spanish

During the session, from 9 to 13 July 2012, lunch-time events related to the mandate of the Expert Mechanism 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 specifically to the agenda of the session, in particular in relation to indigenous peoples' languages and cultures and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Preference will be given on the basis of the order of receipt of the request and the relevance of the lunch-time event to the Expert Mechanism's session.

To apply to hold a lunch-time event, please send a letter to ccharters@ohchr.org explaining:

  • the title of the event;
  • the names of the organizer/s;
  • the purpose of your proposed lunch-time event;
  • its relationship to the fifth session;
  • the language of the event;
  • whether interpretation will be provided; and
  • the preferred day for the lunch-time event.

The deadline for receiving applications for lunch-time events is 29 June 2012.

Decisions by the secretariat on lunch-time events – including day and room - will be final.

Please note that the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights cannot provide interpretation services for the lunch-time events. However, should you or your organisation be in a position to provide interpretation, the requisite technical services will be available including booths for simultaneous translation. 

Comment on the Human Rights Council’s Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights as related to Indigenous Peoples and the Right to Participate in Decision Making