(4th meeting) Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Twenty-first session: Discussion
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UNPFII Twenty-First Session: 25 April-6 May 2022. Theme: "Indigenous peoples, business, autonomy and the human rights principles of due diligence including free, prior and informed consent".

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  • Item 3 (continued): Discussion on the theme "Indigenous peoples, business, autonomy and the human rights principles of due diligence, including free, prior and informed consent"

The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is a high- level advisory body to the Economic and Social Council. The Forum was established on 28 July 2000 by resolution 2000/22, with the mandate to deal with indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.

More specifically, the Permanent Forum:

  • provides expert advice and recommendations on indigenous issues to the Council, as well as to programmes, funds and agencies of the United Nations, through ECOSOC;
  • raises awareness and promotes the integration and coordination of activities related to indigenous issues within the UN system;
  • prepares and disseminates information on indigenous issues;
  • promotes respect for and full application of the provisions of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and follow up the effectiveness of this Declaration (Art. 42 UNDRIP).