Second Interactive Regional Dialogue, for SEA, on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Role of the Special Rapporteur

OHCHR through its Regional Office for South-East Asia, in cooperation with UNDP-RCB-Regional Initiative is organizing the Second Interactive Regional Dialogue on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Role of the Special Rapporteur.

The main objective of the 2nd Dialogue is to follow-up on the recommendations made during the first interactive regional dialogue and to facilitate in-depth discussions on the key challenges identified. More specifically, the Dialogue will take into account the outcomes of the Eighth Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous issues held in New York from 18-29 May 2009, in particular recommendations 81, 82 and 83, regarding the inclusion of information on the situation of indigenous peoples in States core human rights treaty body reports and their UPR reports; and on the establishment a State level national dialogue with indigenous peoples based on the Declaration.

The 2nd Dialogue will also provide a forum for the sharing of best practices from the region on the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples; it will also provide an opportunity for discussions on key critical areas facing the region on which indigenous peoples organizations are working/focusing on, such as, climate change and human rights.