The 19th commemoration of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Dear Friends,

The 19th commemoration of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples will be held on Friday, 9 August 2013 at UN Headquarters in New York, organized by the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues DSPD/DESA, the United Nations Department of Public Information, and the NGO Committee on the Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. There will be statements delivered on behalf of the Secretary-General, the Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs - DESA, the Chairperson of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and others. An interactive dialogue entitled Indigenous peoples building alliances: Honouring treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements, will take place from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. in Conference Room 1. Those who wish to attend the interactive dialogue but do not hold UN grounds passes must confirm their participation by sending an email to Mr. Joshua Del Duca at delduca@un.org by Noon (New York time) of 2 August indicating their name, affiliation and contact information. After successfully registering, participants should pick up their passes at the UN entrance on 1st avenue and 47th street, outside the gate, from 2:15pm until 3:00pm on 9 August. Please note that the location of distribution of passes is different from previous years, due to renovation at the General Assembly building and closure of the Visitors’ Lobby. This commemoration is an afternoon event and the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues does not issue any invitation letter for participation in this event. Representatives of Member States, UN Agencies, indigenous peoples', other non-governmental organizations and the media are invited to attend. The final programme of the International Day of Indigenous People will be available on the Permanent Forum website: http://social.un.org/index/IndigenousPeoples.aspx and http://www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/ Best regards, Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

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