International Expert Workshop on Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Corporate Accountability and the Extractive Industries
This Expert Group Meeting is being organized following a recommendation of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues during its Seventh Session, which states:
The Permanent Forum decides to authorize a three-day international expert group workshop on indigenous peoples' rights, corporate accountability and the extractive industries, and requests that the results of the meeting be reported to the Forum at its eighth session, in 2009. The report of that workshop can feed into the eighteenth and nineteenth sessions of the Commission on Sustainable Development, which will address the themes of mining, chemicals, waste management and sustainable consumption and production patterns, and contribute to the review by the eighteenth session of the Commission.
The International Expert Group Workshop will be organized by Tebtebba Foundation in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The workshop will provide the opportunity for dialogues among participants with the aim of improving the situation of indigenous peoples in relation to extractive industries.
The EGM will be attended by invited indigenous experts and UNPFII members, and observers at expert level from the UN system and other-governmental agencies, academic institutions, NGOs, States and extractive industries.
Interested parties should contact the organizers about participating in the EGM as observers. Please note that space in the conference room is limited and the organizers may not be able to accommodate all requests for participation.
Raymond de Chavez
Tebtebba (Indigenous Peoples International Centre for Policy Research and Education)
1 Roman Ayson Road, Baguio City, Philippines, 2600
Telephone: 63-74-4447703; Fax No.: 63-74-4439459
For Access to the full version of the documents:
- International Expert Workshop on Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Corporate Accountability and the Extractive Industries - Draft Programme of Work
- International Expert Workshop on Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Corporate Accountability and the Extractive Industries - Concept Paper
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