UNESCO provides technical support to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous issues (UNPFII); the Organization presented UNESCO’s work on languages and contributed to the thematic debates on languages at the Expert Group meeting on Indigenous Languages organized by the Forum.
The ongoing cooperation on the Indigenous Fellowship Programme between the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and UNESCO aims at training indigenous fellows on the Organization’s programmes and activities.
- United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)
The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 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 Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the General Assembly on Thursday September 13, by a vote of 143 in favour, 4 against and 11 abstensions.
- The report: of the Expert Group Meeting on Indigenous languages
The present report provides an overview of the issues discussed at the international expert group meeting on indigenous languages, held from 8 to 10 January 2008, at United Nations Headquarters in New York.