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Second International Decade Of The World’s Indigenous People

by NationTalk on September 16, 2009379 Views

Mid Term Evaluation

In accordance with resolution 63/161 adopted on 18 December 2008, the General Assembly called on the Secretary General, in consultation with Member States, relevant United Nations agencies and mechanisms, and other stakeholders including indigenous peoples’ organizations, to submit a mid-term assessment report to the General Assembly at its sixty fifth session, that evaluates progress made in the achievement of the goal and objectives of the Second Decade.The evaluation is a stocktaking exercise, so as to identify progress made and areas on which the UN agencies and other intergovernmental organizations, Member States, indigenous peoples’ organizations and civil society organizations need to invest more effort, so as to further the successful implementation of the Decade’s goal and objectives. In order to obtain a balanced and well documented evaluation of the progress made in the implementation of the Second Decade.

Member States, UN agencies and other intergovernmental organizations along with indigenous peoples’ organizations and other nongovernmental organizations are invited to submit information on the implementation of the Second Decade. It is kindly requested that the appropriate questionnaire is used when submitting information.

The evaluation is also an excellent opportunity to identify and communicate lessons learned and good practices regarding the advancement of indigenous peoples’ issues within States, and in general, within the international community and amongst indigenous peoples.

All involved in the mid-term evaluation of the Second Decade are encourage to promote and facilitate a participatory process with a broad participation of indigenous peoples.

Questionnaires to be used in mid term evaluation of the progress made in the achievement of the goal and objectives of the Second International Decade of the world’s indigenous Peoples

Deadline for submission of input to the evaluation of the Second Decade is:
30 September 2009

For Indigenous peoples’ organizations and non governmental organizations


Guidelines for Indigenous peoples’ organizations


For Member States of the United Nations


For UN agencies and other intergovernmental organizations.


For further information and submitting of information (reports) please contact

Ms. Dorte Lindegaard Madsen
Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Division for Social Policy and Development
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
2 United Nations Plaza – Room DC2 – 1458
United Nations
New York 10007, US
Email: madsend[at]

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