UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
As the first conference in Canada to feature the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), MACMUN was proud to have it return again in 2019. First established in 2000, this committee’s mandate is to discuss how various issues, from social and economic development to environment and health, relate to Indigenous peoples and Indigenous rights. The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), is the leading international document outlining the distinct collective rights of Indigenous peoples. The principles outlined by UNDRIP guide the discussions and actions of the UNPFII.
In this session, delegates explored two topics:
1. Indigenous Rights to Land and Self-Determination
2. The Status of Indigenous Education