Indigenous persons with disabilities at the first WCIP

November 3, 2014

Indigenous persons with disabilities at the first WCIP

For the first time, a high-level plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) was held at UN Headquarters from 22 to 23 September 2014. The Indigenous Persons with Disabilities Global Network (IPWDGN) represented indigenous persons with disabilities and worked to include references to indigenous persons with disabilities in the outcome document of the Conference. The action-oriented provisions of the Outcome Document are expected to lead to sweeping changes for current and future generations.  (http://www.un.org/en/ga/69/meetings/indigenous/#&panel1-1 and http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2014/ga11558.doc.htm)