Twelfth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
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UNDESA-DSPD is organizing an Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on indigenous youth under the theme "Identity, challenges and hope: Articles 14, 17, 21 and 25 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples". The meeting will take place from from 29 to 31 January 2013 in New York at the United Nations Headquarters.
The EGM is organized following a decision by the Economic and Social Council, authorizing a three day international expert group meeting. The results of the meeting will be reported to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at its twelfth session in May 2013.
The Expert Group Meeting is intended to:
- Analyze enshrined human rights within international standards and policies and how these could be more responsive to advancing the rights of indigenous youth;
- Promote an opportunity to exchange information and analysis on the examples of social and economic conditions of indigenous youth, including in the areas of education, employment, vocational training and retraining, housing, sanitation, health, social security, among others;
- Identify options and further plans to build the necessary conditions for developing strategies to protect economic and social rights of indigenous youth including empowering, strengthening indigenous youth organizations and other capacity enhancement programs for indigenous youth.
The final report and recommendations of the Expert Group Meeting will be submitted to the twelfth session of the UNPFII.
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