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.

Dais

Barbara Ostyk
ostykb@asf.edu.mx

Mariana Icaza
icazam@asf.edu.mx

Topic A: Recognizing treaty rights

Topic B: Preservation of indigenous language

UNPFII BACKGROUND GUIDE

Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues
Country Delegate
Australia  
Bolivia  
Botswana  
Burundi  
Cameroon  
Canada  
Chad  
China  
Colombia  
Denmark  
Ecuador  
Estonia  
Finland  
India  
Kenya  
Mali  
Mexico  
Morroco  
Namibia  
Nepal  
Peru  
Russia  
South Africa  
Swaziland  
Tanzania  
Uganda  
United States