Tuesday, April 22, 2008

UN Forum on Indigenous Issues

The Seventh Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is being held in New York from April 21 – May 2, 2008 with a special focus on “Climate change, bio-cultural diversity and livelihoods: the stewardship role of indigenous peoples and new challenges.” The forum will address human rights violations, environmental abuses, discrimination, and the negative political and economic impact that indigenous peoples have experienced over the years, and how these issues have been exacerbated by climate change.

7th Session

UN Press Release on Forum