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World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

Attendance to the High Level Plenary Meeting to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.

In September 2012, the General Assembly adopted resolution 66/296, expanding the mandate of the Fund to include support for indigenous peoples to participate in the 2014 World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, as well as in the preparatory process for the conference.

There are two meetings that the Fund will support:

  • The Interactive Hearing envisaged in the modalities resolution to be held by June 2014. The Fund will support the participation of three representatives per region. 
  • The World Conference on Indigenous Peoples on 22-23 September, 2014. The Fund will support the participation of 12 representatives per region.

Further information on the application process will be provided in due course.

You may also wish to consult GCG website at www.wcip2014.org for more information on the World Conference process.

Attendance to the Interactive Hearing

Twenty-one indigenous peoples' representatives were selected to participate in the interactive hearing envisaged in the modalities resolutions. The meeting took place in New York, on 17-18 June 2014.

Attendance to the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

The Fund is now accepting applications from indigenous peoples' representatives wishing to attend the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, which will take place in New York, on 22-23 September 2014.

The Fund encourages applications from the GCG and other indigenous peoples' representatives. Applications (EN/ES/FR) should be sent to adesouza@ohchr.org by 13 July 2014.

Those wishing to participate in the World Conference should register on the UN page http://esango.un.org/irene/?page=viewContent&nr=24343&type=8&section=8

The deadline for registration is 23 July 2014.