Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)
The UNPFII recognizes the indigenous tribes alive today and the challenges they are facing. With six mandated areas (economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights), this committee promotes showing empathy for today’s indigenous communities rather than showing sympathy for the history of oppression against the community. Just as any other UN organization, the UNPFII was created to deal with specific matter that affects only a certain society, in this case the indigenous society. All of humanity cannot be treated with the same approach which is why each committee aims at proposing resolutions to critical issues. This committee consists of countries which either have a significant past or continue representing indigenous rights at the forefront of the topic. Therefore your delegations are inherently in favor of indigenous rights and are seeking to find solutions to issues internal and external to indigenous matters. Delegates will be debating both the stance that indigenous peoples have in today’s world and how their languages are preserved based on the context of the delegates’ respective countries.
Topic A: Recognizing treaty rights
Topic B: Preservation of indigenous language
|Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues|
|Peru||Paulina Ruiz de Velasco|
|South Africa||Alejandra Hernandez|
|United States||Federica Saldivar|