Sixth session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The dates for the Expert Mechanism's sixth session are 8 - 12 July 2013 in Geneva at the United Nations Palais des Nations.
Documentation for the fifth session
English – French – Spanish – Russian
Study on the access to justice in the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples
Summary of responses from the questionnaire seeking the views of States and of indigenous peoples on best practices with regard to possible appropriate measures and implementation strategies in order to attain the goals of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Accreditation information is available on the accreditation site. Please note that the deadline to seek accreditation for the Sixth Session of the Expert Mechanism is 28 June 2013.
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 6th session. To request a meeting with the Special Rapporteur, please consult his website
During the session, from 8 to 12 July 2013, 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 access to justice in the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
To apply to hold a lunch-time event, please send a letter to firstname.lastname@example.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 sixth session;
- the language of the event;
- whether interpretation will be provided; and
- the preferred day for the lunch-time event.
Decisions by the secretariat on lunch-time events – including day and room - will be final. Relevant factors include the order in which the application was received and its relationship to the work of the sixth session of the Expert Mechanism.