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Amplifying Indigenous Voices at the 23rd Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

On April 15-26, 2024, the 22nd session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) took place. This year’s session theme focused on "Enhancing Indigenous Peoples’ right to self-determination in the context of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: emphasizing the voices of Indigenous youth.” Over 2000 delegates attended with a large youth presence. 

Cultural Survival was on the ground working to amplify Indigenous voices and Indigenous-led solutions. We partnered with the UNPFII  and UNDESA on running the Indigenous Media Zone, hosted and cohosted several side events, parallel events, and discussions, and supported our fellows and grant partners in their advocacy efforts by organizing meetings with several government missions. Thank you to all who crossed paths with us and collaborated with us! 



Watch the Opening Ceremony and Press Conference

The recording of the Opening Ceremony of the 23rd Session of the UNPFII is available here.
Watch the press conference here. Watch the recordings of general sessions and side events here



Watch the Livestreams from the Indigenous Media Zone of the UNPFII

If you missed the livestreams, you can still access all of them on our facebook page. 


Listen to Indigenous Rights Radio Interviews with Indigenous Leaders




Read Interventions Made and Submitted by Cultural Survival and Partners