7/01/2014

World Conference on Indigenous Peoples



Pre-Registration for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples
Pre-registration is now OPEN for the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly, to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples which will take place on 22 September and on the afternoon of 23 September 2014 at UN Headquarters in New York. Please click here for more information.
The deadline to pre-register is: 23 July 2014
General Assembly Informal Consultations
 - World Conference on Indigenous Peoples -
Wednesday, 16 July and Monday, 18 August 2014
UN Headquarters, New York

Two informal consultations will be conducted by the President of the General Assembly. The first consultation will be held on Wednesday, 16 July, 2014 and will focus on the zero draft conference outcome document. A revised draft outcome document will be issued shortly after the consultation of that meeting and considered at a second and final consultation, on Monday, 18 August, 2014.
Pre-registration: Representatives of Indigenous Peoples who wish to attend the informal consultations, please inform the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at indigenous_un@un.org by Friday, 11 July for the first consultation and by Wednesday, 13 August for the second consultation. Please indicate the name of the organization, name of the representative and contacts including an email address.

6/16/2014

Update on SIDS Conference: Indigenous Peoples Major Group Nominations



The participation of stakeholders from civil society and other non-state actors is organized according to the major groups structure articulated in Agenda 21. Representatives from major groups interested in participating as observers in the SIDS Conference and its preparatory process are required to be accredited to the United Nations and register accordingly. Accredited? Pre-register by 1 August 2014
Indigenous Peoples interested in attending the Conference should send nominations to Major Group focal point Roberto Borrero at roberto@treatycouncil.org before July 7. 

For more information visit http://www.sids2014.org

5/31/2014

Consultations on HLPM/WCIP to begin...

The President of the General Assembly (PGA) announced the date for the first round of consultation with Indigenous Peoples on the HPLM to be known as World Conference on Indigenous Peoples' Outcome Document. The consultation will be held next Tue., 3 June, at the UN Headquarters in New York. Indigenous Peoples who want to attend must register with the Secretariat of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues by Mon., 2 June 2014, 10 AM EST at: http://bit.ly/UNPFIIContact

5/05/2014

Small Islands Developing States Conference 2014 - SIDS




2014 is the International Year of Small Island Developing States, which will celebrate the contributions that Small Island Developing States has made to the world.
The Year will help raise awareness of the UN Conference on Small Island Developing States.


The participation of stakeholders from civil society and other non-state actors is organized according to the major groups structure articulated in Agenda 21. Representatives from major groups interested in participating as observers in the SIDS Conference and its preparatory process are required to be accredited to the United Nations and register accordingly.
Not accredited? Apply by 12 May 2014
Accredited? Pre-register by 1 August 2014


The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States will be held from 1 to 4 September 2014 in Apia, Samoa, to be preceded by activities related to the conference from 28 to 30 August 2014, also in Apia, Samoa 

The participation of stakeholders from civil society and other non-state actors is organized according to the major groups structure articulated in Agenda 21. Representatives from major groups interested in participating as observers in the SIDS Conference and its preparatory process are required to be accredited to the United Nations and register accordingly. 

 Not accredited? Apply by 12 May 2014 

Accredited? Pre-register by 1 August 2014

Visit http://www.sids2014.org


4/08/2014

Joe “Doc Sunshine” Leon crosses over


New York (UCTP Taíno News) – Taíno artist Joe “Doc Sunshine” Leon crossed over into koaibei (the Spirit World) peacefully on Friday, April 4th at 3:24 pm at Franklin Hospital in New York. Leon was well known and respected in the NY Native Community; often donating his time and selected artworks for Pow Wows and special events. He studied at New York University, the School of Visual Arts and the Art Students League. He successfully pursued a career as an award winning commercial artist for over 30 years. Leon’s works varied in media, from fine arts to digital techniques; 
which he felt were ways to “expresses the strength and spirit of  ‘The People’." Most recently, Leon donated a series of artworks to the United Confederation of Taino People (UCTP) for exclusive use as fund raising tools. He felt strongly that his life was enriched by his indigenous cultural experiences and that “he must return this gift”.

A registered tribal-member with the UCTP, Leon was long associated with organizations such as the Paumanauke Pow Wow Festival Committee and the Presencia Taina Cultural Arts Organization. Leon received his Taino name “Weihibo” in a ceremony led by community elder and long-time friend Vanessa Inarunikia Pastrana. He is survived by his wife Stacey. A memorial service in his honor is now being planned. 

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