12 May 2014
Today, the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) begins in New York City, running until 23 May. The UNPFII is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights. ICMM and UN Global Compact will be convening an international Indigenous Peoples workshop on 16 May as a side event to the UNPFII. The workshop is part of ICMM’s on-going work on Indigenous Peoples and mining, rounding off a series of regional workshops held over the last year.