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16th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Monday, 24 April 2017 to Friday, 5 May 2017
|UN Headquarters, New York

The 16th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) will take place at UN Headquarters from 24 April to 5 May 2017. This session also marks the ten-year anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and will be the basis of its special theme this year.

UNPFII is a high- level advisory body to the Economic and Social Council. The Forum was established on 28 July 2000 by resolution 2000/22, with the mandate to deal with indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.