Deliberating Conflict, Peace and Resolution at the 15th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
By Jeanette Sequeira and Mrinalini Rai
The Fifteen Session of the Permanent Forum of Indigenous Issues took place from 9 – 20th May at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and was attended by numerous Indigenous Peoples Organisations, Indigenous Peoples, Member States, United Nations and other agencies and non-government organisations.
At the opening ceremony, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced through a video message the launch of the System-Wide Action Plan to realise the full rights of Indigenous Peoples. This …