UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 11th session
7-18 May 2012 (UN Headquarters, New York)

The pre-registration to the 11th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII-11) is now open. Indigenous peoples’ organizations that have attended previous sessions need to pre-register online by 23 April 2012, while new organizations need to pre-register by 9 April 2012. The special theme of the session will be “The Doctrine of Discovery: its enduring impact on indigenous peoples and the right to redress for past conquests (articles 28 and 37 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples)”. The agenda also includes a half-day discussion on the rights of indigenous peoples to food and food sovereignty; a half-day discussion on the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, scheduled for 2014; and a half-day discussion on Central and Eastern Europe, the Russian Federation, Central Asia and Transcaucasia. Visit the meeting’s website … Access the online pre-registration system …