United Nations Headquarters, New York
10 to 21 May 2004
The special theme of the third session was "Indigenous Women". Given the special theme of the event, organizations were encouraged to include an enhanced presence of indigenous women in their delegations.
The session was opened by the Secretary-General, the President of the General Assembly and the President of the Economic and Social Council, together with an indigenous elder and an indigenous woman, on Monday, 10 May 2004, at the United Nations Headquarters.
>>> Statement by Mr. Kofi Annan at the opening of the Third Session
A high-level panel and dialogue on Indigenous women, were held on Monday, 10 May 2004, addressed by Mrs. Njuma Ekundanayo, Vice-Chairperson of the Permanent Forum; Mrs. Kyung-wha Kang, Chairperson of the Commission on the Status of Women; Mrs. Noeli Pocaterra, the Second Vice-President of the National Assembly of Venezuela; Mrs. Mary Robinson, Chairperson of the Council of Women World Leaders, Executive Director of the Ethical Globalization Initiative, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and former President of Ireland; and Ms. Stella Tamang, Chairperson of the International Indigenous Women.s Caucus. The panel was chaired by Mr. Ole Henrik Magga, Chairperson of the Permanent Forum.
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