(138) The statement copied below was issued in response to allegations brought to the UNPFII
by US human rights activist Matthew McDaniel.
He was also barred from entering another UNPFII
event at the U.N.
As her colleague in the UNPFII
, I also personally witnessed her unceasing efforts toward its full implementation.
(27) The UNPFII
was created to provide expert recommendations to the United Nations system for activities directly related to indigenous peoples.
She said the UNPFII
is an important mechanism which brings together States of indigenous peoples to address issues of fundamental importance and has made an immense impact with respect to the recognition of rights of indigenous peoples.
The increasing global awareness of such struggles has resulted in a number of governments and organisations addressing issues of Indigenous identity, including the UNPFII
who offer a list of nonexclusive criteria such as self-identification, historical continuity, distinct social and political systems and distinct languages (UNPFII
Without Duplicating the Work of Other Human Rights Bodies and
In addition to the women's commission, Iran got seats as an Asian member of the Human Settlements Program (known as UN-HABITAT), the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) and the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII
The commissions include the high profile UN commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) and the world body's Human Settlements Program, also known as UN-HABITAT.The other two are the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) and the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII
).The United Nations elected Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) this week, handing a four-year seat on the influential human rights body to Tehran.In the four-year period beginning in 2011, Iran will help set UN policy on gender equality and the advancement of women.Other countries joining Iran for the term include Belgium, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Estonia, Georgia, Jamaica, Liberia, the Netherlands, Spain, Thailand and Zimbabwe.
New York ,April 20 (Petra)-The 9th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues(UNPFII
) Monday night started its meetings at the headquarters of the United Nations General assembly.
I regret not knowing about this when I developed the Shifting Tides programme because the UNPFII
would have provided an excellent venue for our panel.
Around the same time, another groundbreaking study into human genetics was dealt a significant blow when the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII
) recommended that it should be suspended and its objectives investigated by the World Health Organization and the Human Rights Council.