UNITED NATIONS PERMANENT FORUM
ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES
The Permanent Forum is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council with
a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social
development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.
The Permanent Forum is comprised of sixteen independent experts, functioning in
their personal capacity, who serve for a term of three years as
Members and may be re-elected or re-appointed for one additional term.
Eight of the Members are nominated by governments and eight are nominated
directly by indigenous organizations in their regions.
The Permanent Forum meets annually in the spring for 10 day sessions,
drawing wide participation each year.
INFORMATION FOR THE
21 April - 2 May, 2007
Climate change, bio-cultural diversity and livelihoods: the stewardship
role of indigenous peoples and new challenges
Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples
Department of Public Information
News and Media Division
Economic and Social Council
18 April 2008
CLIMATE CHANGE, BIO-CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND LIVELIHOODS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES TO
BE FOCUS OF UNITED NATIONS FORUM,
21 APRIL - 2 MAY
More than 2,500 indigenous participants from all regions of the world, including
Bolivia's President Evo Morales Ayma, will converge on the United Nations
Headquarters next week to engage with the Permanent Forum on Indigenous
Issues, State representatives, senior United Nations officials, civil
society and academia to state their views, voice their concerns about
the effects of climate change on indigenous peoples and to discuss the
role they may play in combating climate change. (more)
Gateway to the UN System's Work on Climate Change