President Evo Morales Ayma, after a short visit to his Venezuelan counterpart, arrived in New York, United States, p to participate in the seventeenth Permanent Forum of the United Nations , which will have as its main theme: “The collective rights of indigenous peoples to lands, territories and resources”.
#NOW | President @evoespueblo He arrived in New York with the Chancellor @huanacuni_m and the Ambassador of Bolivia to the OAS, @DiegoPary to participate in the 17th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. pic.twitter.com/Cgbi2vSBZM
– Chancellery Bolivia (@MRE_Bolivia) April 15, 2018
The Forum will have as location, l to the headquarters of the United Nations, in New York and will take place from April 16 to 27.
According to the official website of the event, during the first week all the open plenary sessions will be held, while in the second week the members will have informal meetings with representatives of indigenous peoples, Member States and representatives of the United Nations System, with the In order to take advantage of the information presented during the first week.
Join us at the Indigenous Media Zone during # UNPFII17 .
Some events will be live-streamed on @UNDESASocial Facebook (list in the pic) & @UNWebTV , but there are many more. See the full program under “Indigenous Media Zone” at https://t.co/IKo4oE96UO #WeAreIndigenous pic.twitter.com/GCigypljuL
– UNPFII (@ UN4Indigenous) April 16, 2018
The President also participated in the preparatory session of the Forum, in the city of Sucre in February, in which he described that meeting as very important for Bolivia.
The Permanent Forum of the United Nations is a body in charge of examine indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.