Norway: Global indigenous preparatory conference underway in Alta

Indigenous Peoples of the world are meeting in Alta, Norway to prepare for the 2014 High Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples.

The conference that began on the 10th of June 2013 and is ending on the 13th of June 2013, is attended by about 800 indigenous peoples delegates from Africa, Arctic, Asia, Latin America, Pacific, Russia, Central and Southern America, Caribbean, as well as North America; as is hosted by the Sammi Parliament of Norway.

The conference is also attended by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples as well members of the United Nations Forum on Indigenous Issues.

It is expected that the conference shall adopt a consciencious, comprehensive and action oriented outcome document that be used as an advocacy tool during the 2014 United Nations World Conference.

The Conference is also expected to adopt a concrete post Alta action tool that shall lead to the September 2014 conference.

The September 2014 United Nations High Level Plenary Meeting shall be convened to evaluate the implementation of the 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).


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Date: 11/06/2013




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