Our UN representative in the New York is MARTINE GAYON, an IIW member from the club of Avon Park (Florida - D696).
United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)
It was established in 2000 and is one of three UN bodies mandated to deal specifically with indigenous people’s issues.
The Forum meets annually for two weeks, usually in New York, in May. The outcome of the session is a report containing recommendations for attention and adoption by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
It was established by ECOSOC and its purpose was to advise it on social policies of a general character and, in particular, on all matters in the social fields not covered by the specialized inter-governmental agencies.
Since 2006, the Commission has taken up key social development themes as part of its follow up to the outcome of the Copenhagen Summit.