UNPFII: UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues


As an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council, the United Nations Permanent Forum (UNPFII) is mandated to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health, and human rights. Though initial discussions first began in the 1980s, the creation of a Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues was discussed intensely at the 1993 World Conference in Vienna, Austria. The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action recommended that such a forum should be established within the first United Nations International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples from 1995 to 2004.

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