2010

Dec. 21: United Nations (UN) General adopts Assembly Resolution A/RES/65/198 establishing the high-level plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (HLP/WCIP).

2011

Jul. 28: A concept paper was written by Indigenous Peoples outlining the keys areas where Indigenous Peoples need to focus their attention in order to maximize the HLP/WCIP.

2012

Jan. 13-14: Open ended Indigenous Peoples brainstorming meeting on the HLP/WCIP held in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Mar. 22-23: Inaugural meeting of the Global Coordinating Group (GCG) held in New York.
May 6-7: 2nd meeting of the GCG held in New York.
May 7-18: 11th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). The GCG held a side event and made an intervention on the HLP/WCIP. The UNPFII adoped a draft of recommendations regarding modalities of the HLP/WCIP.
May 16: 3rd meeting of the GCG held in New York.
Jul. 9-13: 5th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP). The GCG held a side event and made an intervention on the HLP/WCIP. EMRIP adopted recommendations regarding the modalities of the HLP/WCIP.
Aug. 13-17: 4th meeting of the GCG held in New York.
Sep. 17: UN General Assembly adopts resolution A/RES/66/296 establishing organizational aspects of the HLP/WCIP.
Sep. 21: UN Human Rights Council adopts resolution regarding HLP/WCIP.
Oct. 4-5: 5th meeting of the GCG held in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Oct. 23-24: Arctic Region preparatory meeting held in Nuuk, Greenland.
Nov. 8-9: Asia Region preparatory meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand.
Nov. 20-21: African Region preparatory meeting held in Nairobi, Kenya.

2013

Feb. 28 – Mar. 1: North American Region preparatory meeting held in San Diego, California, USA.
Mar. 19-21: Pacific Region preparatory meeting held in Sydney, Australia.
Mar. 27-29: Russian Region preparatory meeting held in Salekhard, Russia.
Mar. 27-30: Global Indigenous Women’s Caucus (GIWC) preparatory meeting held in New York, New York, USA.
Apr. 4-5: 6th meeting of the GCG held in Alta, Norway.
Apr. 9-11: Latin American and the Caribbean Region preparatory meeting held in Guatemala City, Guatemala.
Apr. 9-11: Global Indigenous Youth Caucus (GIYC) preparatory meeting held in Inari, Finland.
Jun. 8-12: Global Indigenous Preparatory Conference held in Alta, Norway.
Sep. 4-5: 7th meeting of the GCG held in Warm Springs, Oregon, USA.

2014

Feb. 5-6: Open ended meeting on side events to be held prior to and during the HLPM/WCIP, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Feb. 4th & 7th: 8th meeting of the GCG, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Jun. 3: First consultation organized by the UN President of the General Assembly, New York, USA.
Sep. 22-23: High-level plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, New York, New York.

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