14th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – virtual session

The 14th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples took place from 12-16 July 2021.

Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the session was virtual and involved:

  • An official opening and closing
  • Four regional meetings with the purpose of receiving oral comments on EMRIP’s draft reports:
    • Draft report on achieving the ends of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, with a focus on self-determination
      Read the draft report (A/HRC/EMRIP/2021/2)
    • Draft study and advice on the Rights of the Indigenous Child under the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
      Read the draft study (A/HRC/EMRIP/2021/3)
  • EMRIP country engagement
  • Meeting with the treaty bodies


Interpretation was provided in the languages stated in the agenda for each meeting.

Captioning and international sign language was available at all public meetings.

Links to English, French and Spanish captioning:

Link to all English Text: https://www.streamtext.net/text.aspx?event=CFI-UNOG
Link to all French Text: https://www.streamtext.net/text.aspx?event=CFI-UNOG-French
Link to all Spanish Text: https://www.streamtext.net/text.aspx?event=CFI-UNOG-Spanish


Child-Friendly Call for Participation

Statements given at the 14th Session can be found on the Indigenous Peoples’ centre for documentation, research and information (DOCIP) website at: ocumentation, research and information (DOCIP) website at:


All of the public meetings of the session were broadcasted on the webcast here: http://webtv.un.org/

Human Rights Council – Intersessional Roundtable on the ways to enhance the participation of indigenous peoples – 16 July 2021

Side events

  1. Les droits de l'enfant autochtone en Afrique : Cas d'enfants Mbororo et pygmée en Afrique Centrale, HCDH
    Date/Time: 12 July 2021 from 13h00 -14h30
    Language: French
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 862 1922 6871
    Passcode: 432444
  2. Achieving UN Declaration Implementation Legislation in Canada, Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
    Date/ Time: 13 July 4-5:30pm EDT (22:00-23:30 GVA)
    Link to join: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87578572377
  3. Matrimonio infantil y uniones tempranas en comunidades indígenas: recomendaciones de las mujeres y jóvenes indígenas/Child marriage and early unions in indigenous communities: recommendations from indigenous women, Girls Not Brides
    Date/ Time: 14 July 2021 (18:00 GVA)
    Registration link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpfuuhpz4rEtCuMxLj0czvU0H1Ll9vwSad
  4. Over 20 years of empowering indigenous peoples through the OHCHR Indigenous Fellowship Programme: stocktaking and future perspectives, OHCHR
    Date: Thursday, 15 July 2021 from 13h00-14h30
    Language: Interpretation into English, French, Spanish, Russian & Arabic
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 862 9907 1585
    Passcode: 024070
  5. La situation del Niño indígena en America Latina en el marco de la Declaración de las Naciones Unidas sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas, OHCHR, UNICEF & Deusto University's Pedro Arrupe Institute for Human Rights
    Date/Time: Wednesday, 14 July from 13:00-14:30 GVA
    ID generado 842 9248 7558
    Código de acceso: 090724
  6. Organization: Incomindios Switzerland
    Title: Bridging the Digital Gap in Indigenous Lands
    Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021
    Time: 18:30-20:00 hrs (Switzerland)
    Link to zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/93126278090
  7. The rights of Indigenous women and girls – perspectives from Australia, Canada and New Zealand’, Indigenous women and girls based on the Wiyi Yani U Thangani report

    Australian Human Rights Commission (Hosted by)Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar in partnership with associates in Canada and New Zealand, 14 July (11 a.m.-12:30 GVA)

  8. “Assessing Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Constitutions”, International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)
    Date and Time: July 15th (Thursday) from 3 to 4:30 pm CET.
    Link for registration: https://bit.ly/AIPRiC
  9. How can the right to self-determination be realized for the IPs in Asia;assessing challenges and exploring enabling conditions”, Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) with International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs, The Diplomacy Training Program (DTP), Indigenous People Human Rights Defenders Network (IPHRD), Thursday 15 July (10 a.m. GVA)
    Registration link:
  10. Indigenous Peoples & Self-Determination, Genève pour les Droits de l'Homme - Formation Internationale & Etudes Politiques / Geneva for Human Rights - Global Training & Policies Studies
    Date/Time: Thursday , July 15, 2021 Geneva 13:00 CEST - Bogota 06:00 COT - Manila 19:00
    PHST - Washington DC 07:00 EDT
    Link to zoom registration meeting:
    Passcode GHR-GSS-37