22 September

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Opening plenary meeting

The opening plenary meeting will feature statements by the President of the General Assembly, the Secretary-General, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Heads of State or Government or high-level representatives of Member States from each regional group, the Chair of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and three representatives of indigenous peoples.

The opening plenary will also include an opening ceremony involving indigenous peoples and the adoption of the World Conference outcome document.

3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Interactive round table 1 and interactive round table 2

Interactive round table 1 “United Nations system action to implement the rights of indigenous peoples” and Interactive round table 2 “Implementation of the rights of indigenous peoples at the national and local level”.

23 September

3 p.m – 5 p.m. Interactive roundtable 3 and Interactive panel discussion

Round table 3, “Indigenous peoples lands, territories and resources”. The the theme for the panel discussion will be “Indigenous priorities for the post- 2015 sustainable development agenda”.

5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Closing plenary meeting

The closing plenary meeting will comprise the presentation of summaries by the Chairs of the round tables and the panel discussion.

List of speakers

A list of speakers for the round tables and panel discussion is now open for inscription in room S-3082 (e-mail:; telephone: 212 963 5063; fax: 212 963 3783).

To allow for maximum participation within the limited time available, statements in the plenary meetings and the round table and panel discussions will be limited to 3 minutes when made in an individual capacity and 5 minutes when made on behalf of groups, on the understanding that that would not preclude the distribution of more extensive texts.

You are kindly requested to inscribe for only one of the round tables or the panel discussion.

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