Maribeth Bugtong

Maribeth Bugtong

International Women’s Day 2017

8 March 2017, 7:32 am

Date: 8 March

Theme: "Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030"

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10 July 2017, 3:12 am

10 to 14 July 2017

Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

Provisional agenda

Items on the provisional agenda of the tenth session include:

  • Panel discussion and interactive dialogue on indigenous human rights defenders.
  • Study and advice on good practices and challenges, including discrimination, in business and in access to financial services by indigenous peoples, in particular indigenous women and indigenous persons with disabilities.
  • Interactive dialogue with national human rights institutions and similar mechanisms.
  • United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
  • Follow-up on thematic studies and advice.


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24 April 2017, 3:00 am

24 April to 5 May 2017

UN Headquarters, New York

Special Theme: “Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures taken to implement the Declaration”

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Ahead of the 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women on March 13 to 24, 20017 when one of the points of discussion is on the empowerment of indigenous women, UN Women has launched the Strategy for Inclusion and Visibility of Indigenous Women last December 2016. The strategy “crystalizes UN Women’s long-standing commitment to indigenous women. It serves as the organization’s first official frame of reference for bring­ing UN Women’s programming to scale in a coherent and consistent manner across the organization.”

You can download the strategy document here.


13 March 2017, 5:55 am

13 to 24 March

UN Headquarters, New York

13 to 24 March 2017
13 to 24 March 2017


  • Priority theme: 
    Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work
  • Review theme:
    Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (agreed conclusions of the fifty-eighth session)
  • Emerging issue/Focus area:
    The empowerment of indigenous women

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9th Anniversary of the UNDRIP

13 September 2016, 6:25 am

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2016

9 August 2016, 3:17 am

Theme: “Indigenous Peoples and Education”

This year’s theme draws attention to the issue of indigenous peoples and education. Indigenous peoples continue to face challenges in accessing their right to education, in particular their right to education in a manner appropriate to their cultural methods of teaching and learning and with full recognition of the diversity of their cultures. Highlights from the forthcoming publication “State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Volume III” on this topic of indigenous peoples and education will be discussed at a special event at the UN Headquarters event in observance of the International Day.- UN Division for Social Policy and Development Indigenous Peoples


9 May 2016, 3:22 am

Date: 9 to 20 May 2016

Venue: UN Headquarters, New York, US

Special theme: “Indigenous peoples: conflict, peace and resolution”


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14 March 2016, 2:46 am

Date: 14 to 24 March 2016

Venue: UN Headquarters, New York, US




Priority theme:

Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development


Review theme:

The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls (agreed conclusions from the fifty-seventh session)


Emerging issue:

To be determined


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AIWN NY Side Event 2015
Ms. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz
UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 
Ms. Mila Singson
Coordinator, Innabuyog-Gabriela
Ms. Angelina Ortiz
Program Coordinator
Indigenous Peoples’ Educational Learning Systems, SILDAP-SE
Ms. Pratima  Gurung
General Secretary
Nepal Indigenous Disabled Association
Ms. Loek Srey Neang
Cambodia Indigenous Youth Association
Ms. Eleanor Dictaan-Bang-oa
Asian Indigenous Women’s Network
Indigenous Women Coordinator
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