Create a permanent and regular status for indigenous peoples’ governing institutions within the United Nations system. Such a status would ensure indigenous governments are able to participate, at the very minimum, in all meetings of relevant UN bodies in a manner comparable to that exercised by non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council. Whether the General Assembly decides to create a new body, or use an existing one, to process applications and recommend the accreditation of indigenous governing institutions, the body must include some indigenous government leaders at, at minimum, must consult with indigenous government leaders, experts, or advisers. Accreditation standards must be strong but flexible and responsive to the differences among indigenous governing institutions around the world.
May 18, 2016 |Second Informal UN Consultation on “how to enable the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in meetings of relevant United Nations bodies on issues affecting them”
May 18, 2016 | Second Informal UN Consultation on “how to enable the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions in meetings of relevant United Nations bodies on issues affecting them” - Statement on terminology used in compilation and discussion paper
Sept. 22, 2015 | Center and Partners participate in the Human Rights Council to seek permanent status for indigenous governments at the UN
May 19, 2014 |Recommendations for regularizing indigenous participation in the United Nations