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17th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples


08 - 12 July 2024


Palais des Nations, Room XIX



The seventeenth session of the Expert Mechanism will take place from 8 to 12 July 2024 in-person only.


Registrations are open from 1st April and will close on 1st July 2024. No application will be accepted after this date.

  • All participants should register through the online platform Indico (including representatives in possession of a grounds pass issued by the Security and Safety Section of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) or United Nations Headquarters in New York (UNHQ)).
  • Participants will need to create a profile and complete the online registration before receiving confirmation of their registration by the EMRIP Secretariat. Confirmed participants will receive a QR code by email.
  • All registered and accredited participants will receive a digital badge by e-mail. This digital badge contains their photo, a QR code and information about the conference. Once downloaded onto a mobile device, it works in the same way as electronic boarding pass. For participants without mobile devices, there is an option to print a confirmation and obtain a paper badge at the Pregny Pavilion badging desk at United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).
  • Please note that participants will need to plan and fund their travels to Geneva. Participants are also responsible for organizing their own visas, if necessary.

Registration instructions in:
English | Français | Español (PDF)
English | Français | Español (Word)

Provisional agenda:

Annotated provisional agenda
A/HRC/EMRIP/2024/1 (

Provisional Programme of Work
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Study on Constitutions, laws, legislation, policies, judicial decisions and other mechanisms through which States have taken measures to achieve the ends of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, in accordance with article 38 of the Declaration

Concept note on Item 7: International decade of Indigenous languages (2022-2032)

Concept note on Item 8: Panel discussion on the rights of Indigenous Peoples in post-conflict situations, peace negotiations, agreements, and accords

Concept note on item 9: Enhancing the participation of Indigenous Peoples in the United Nations

Advisory note, EMRIP mission to Western Australia


All participants are encouraged to contribute to EMRIP in a spirit of constructive, multi-stakeholder dialogue, keeping a focus on the theme of the discussion; and are strongly encouraged to include concrete recommendations in their statements. EMRIP experts chairing the items will use their discretion in managing interventions from the floor in order to enable different stakeholders to participate in the dialogue and to ensure a balanced debate.

List of Speakers 

The speaking time will be limited to 3 minutes for all participants.

All participants wishing to take the floor during the different Items must register on the list of speakers. Online registration for the list of speakers will be opened for a week before the beginning of the session, from 1until 5 July 2024 (09h00-18h00 Geneva time). The online registration link is available at

Additionally, in-person registration will be available before the beginning of each meeting. Time slots to sign up for the speakers’ list will be posted at the entrance of room XIX and next to the registration desk (close to the podium on the right).

Registration for list of speakers - registration schedule 
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The speakers will rotate among Member States, accredited Indigenous Peoples` Organisations, National Human Rights Institutions, UN agencies and any other stakeholders at the discretion of the Chair. Each Speaker can speak once per agenda item, limited to 3 minutes. 

To facilitate the work of the interpreters and the accurate capture of recommendations made by the speaker, all speakers are encouraged to send transcripts of their statements in advance to [email protected] and to [email protected]. Statements must be in a Word document, and clearly indicate which organization is making the submission, and the name of the Item under which they are making the statement.

Interpretation will be available for the entire session of the session in all six official languages of the United Nations (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish). Interventions may be delivered in any of these languages.

All session meetings will be broadcasted and archived on the United Nations Web TV.

Practical Note for Participation
English (PDF)
English (Word)

Side Events

Side events schedule
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Several side events take place in the morning 09h00-10h00 and at lunch time 13h00-15h00, and during closed meetings of the EMRIP session. They are organized by Indigenous Peoples Organizations accredited to the EMRIP, NGOs, Member States, UN entities, intergovernmental organizations, and others. The Secretariat is not responsible for the side events organized during the session. Indigenous Peoples organizations, States and NGOs hosting a parallel event are responsible for the content of the event and the conduct of the participants.

Requests for a side event, including the title of the side event, the concept note, and the list of tentative speakers shall be sent between 15 May and 7 June 2024. No requests for side events will be accepted after this date.

Please note that due to the renovation of the Palais des Nations, limited rooms will be available to be allocated for side events and space and timeslots will be allocated on a "first come, first served" basis. The online registration link for the Side Event is available at


Indico (open to registration for the session on 1st April 2024)