United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

UNPFII Sixteenth Session 24 April to 5 May 2017

24 April to 5 May 2017

UN Headquarters, New York

Special Theme: “Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures taken to implement the Declaration”.

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For the first time, there will be an Indigenous Media Zone organized in coordination with Department of Public Information and indigenous media groups.  The “Indigenous Media Zone” aims at providing a space for indigenous and mainstream media channels and platforms to cover the 16th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in their own languages and through their own media channels.

About the Indigenous Media Zone

The “Indigenous Media Zone” will provide a working/interaction space equipped with internet, work stations and live stream of events happening inside the United Nations during the 16th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The programme in the Media Zone will include:

  • Live webcast interviews, press conferences and discussions with indigenous elders, human rights defenders, delegates, and celebrities
  • Media workspace for indigenous media. Space to interact with speakers and conduct interviews after press conferences
  • Social Media: blogging and coverage of UNPFII Session and 10th Anniversary of UNDRIP through social media
  • UNPFII Live streaming: Follow live content from the UNPFII meetings

Access to the Indigenous Media Zone

The users of the Indigenous Media Zone are indigenous media representatives, journalists and bloggers, representing national media and community media from all 7 regions. Non-indigenous media, including UN correspondents, will be invited to cover the press conference and interviews. The zone will not be open for regular participants at the UNPFII Session, who are instead encouraged to follow the media coverage through the online platform. More information on programme will provided before the Sessions.

Programme for the Indigenous Media Zone

Draft programme for press conferences and interviews in the Indigenous Media Zone (will be updated regularly):Indigenous Media Zone programme (as of 26 April 2017)


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