Round Table

Promoting a ’One-UN’ Approach to Indigenous Peoples’ Rights at the Country Level: The Second Phase of the UN Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership

The UN Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership (UNIPP) is a unique collaborative effort that brings together UN entities, governments, indigenous peoples’ organizations and the broader civil society for the realization of indigenous peoples’ rights as recognized by two mutually reinforcing instruments: the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and ILO’s Indigenous and Tribal Peoples’ Convention (ILO Convention No. 169).

UNIPP pursues its objective through a strong emphasis on inter-disciplinary, multi-agency joint programming as well as a focus on enhancing capacities, facilitating dialogue and building partnerships, in line with the recommendations of the 2016 Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR) process.

Five UN entities participated in the first phase of UNIPP (2011-2016): the International Labour Organization (ILO), the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) joined the Partnership's second phase in 2018.

With the completion of the first 5-year cycle of UNIPP in 2016, a second phase of the Partnership (UNIPP 2.0) was launched in 2017. UNIPP 2.0 builds on and consolidates the momentum of the previous programmes implemented by the Partnership, while taking into account changes in the overall development landscape, including the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Climate Agreement.

The ILO will be participating in the round table to contribute towards realizing the second phase of the partnership.

The event will be co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN and event aims to:
  • Facilitate a reflection on how to better engage the UN system to promote a “One-UN” approach to indigenous peoples’ rights;
  • Inform Member States, indigenous peoples and interested stakeholders of the work carried out by UNIPP to date as well as plans for the way forward;
  • Position these issues within the context of the implementation of the UN System Wide Action Plan on Indigenous Issues (SWAP) and the 2016 Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR) process.

See UNIPP Success Stories: Cooperating to promote and protect indigenous peoples' rights 

See UNIPP 2.0 The UN Indigenous Peoples' Partnership - Delivering as One at the Country Level to Advance Indigenous Peoples' Rights (CONCEPT NOTE FOR PHASE II - 2017-2022)

See Sustainable Development Goals: Indigenous Peoples in Focus

Indigenous Peoples: Agents of Change