United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council, with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.

Commissioner Karen Johansen represented the New Zealand Human Rights Commission, at the 8th Session, in May 2009. This was first time the Commission was represented at the Forum. Read the report here.