The UN’s Permanent forum for Indigenous Issues

Published under: Stoltenberg's 2nd Government

Publisher Ministry of Labour and Social Inclusion

The UN’s Permanent forum for Indigenous Issues is an advisory body to the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The forum shall give advice and make recommendations in matters that concern indigenous people in the fields of economic and social development, culture, education, health and human rights. Norway has played an active part in the work to establish the indigenous peoples forum.

The UN’s Permanent forum for Indigenous Issues is an advisory body to the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The forum shall give advice and make recommendations in matters that concern indigenous people in the fields of economic and social development, culture, education, health and human rights. Norway has played an active part in the work to establish the indigenous peoples forum.

The forum’s first session, which was held from 13 to 24 May 2002, must be characterised as a success. The former president of the Sámediggi, Ole Henrik Magga, was elected as first chair of the forum. The Government supports actively the work of the Permanent Forum. The Government will also work actively to achieve financing of the Permanent Forum via the ordinary UN budget.

UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Permanent Forum 2007:

Statement by the Norwegian Delegation to the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues