We're excited to announce applications are now open for first ever delegation to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues!
We'll be choosing a small group of young Kiwis to head to the conference, taking place this March in New York City.
Get your application in by midnight, Sunday 4 March.
UN PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES | NEW YORK CITY
The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is one of three UN bodies mandated to deal specifically with indigenous peoples' issues - and it's only existed since the year 2000. Throughout that time, our part of the world has been highly involved - with Māori and Pasifika leaders at the forefront of those using the Permanent Forum as a platform for change.
Meeting for two weeks every year since 2002, the Permanent Forum works on issues related to economic and social development, culture, environment, education, health, and human rights. Specifically, its role is to provide expert advice to the UN's Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the wider United Nations on indigenous issues, and to raise awareness and promote the integration and coordination of activities related to indigenous issues within the UN.