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

The dates for the Expert Mechanism's eighth session are 20 to 24 July 2015. The session took place in the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.


Documentation for the Eighth session
  • Provisional agenda
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  • Annotated provisional agenda
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  • Draft programme of work for the 8th session
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  • Study on the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples with respect to their cultural heritage
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  • Summary of responses from the questionnaire seeking the views of States and indigenous peoples 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 - Draft report of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
    E F S A C R
  • Report of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on its eighth session
    E F S A C R
  • Conference Room Paper 2: Report of the open-ended meeting of indigenous peoples on the follow-up to the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples
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  • Conference Room Paper 3: Submission from the Monitoring Mechanism regarding the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Aotearoa/New Zealand
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  • Conference Room Paper 4: Compilation of Calls to Action issued by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada relating to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
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Accreditation

Accreditation information is available on the accreditation site. Please note that the deadline to seek accreditation for the Eighth Session of the Expert Mechanism is 6 July 2015.

List of accredited representatives from Indigenous Peoples' Organizations, NGOs, National Human Rights Institutions and Academic Institutions.


Meetings with the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

The Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples will hold a limited number of meetings with representatives of indigenous peoples and organisations during the 8th session. Priority will be given to those that provide a written submission related to the discussion with the Special Rapporteur. Only confirmed meetings will be accommodated based on timely submission as well as written documentation. To request a meeting with the Special Rapporteur, please consult her website.


Side events

Side events timetable


Consultation on the UN System-wide Action Plan for a coherent approach to achieving the ends of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The consultation will take place on Friday 24 July, from 11h00 to 13h00 as part of the Eighth Session of the Expert Mechanism.

Documentation on the System-wide action plan can be found here.