UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Populations

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Dear all. Please find attached 2011 application form for the UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Populations.

The fund provides financial assistance to indigenous delegates wishing to attend the 4th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the 10th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

Please be kindly reminded that the deadline for applying is 1st October 2010. If you need more information you can consult our website http://www2.ohchr.org/english/about/funds/indigenous/ or contact us by email.

Kind Regards,
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Mlanie Clerc
Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Unit
UN Voluntary Fund on Indigenous Populations
UN Voluntary Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Office Motta 2.31
Email: mclerc@ohchr.org
Postal adress: OHCHR- Palais des Nations
CH 1211 Geneva, 10
Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 928 9737
Fax: +41 22 928 9010

The Fund for Indigenous Populations was established pursuant to General Assembly resolution 40/131 of 13 December 1985, with the purpose of assisting representatives of indigenous communities and organizations to participate in the deliberations of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights by providing them with financial assistance, funded by means of voluntary contributions from Governments, non-governmental organizations and other private or public entities.

The General Assembly further expanded the mandate of the Fund in its resolution 56/140 of 19 December 2001 by deciding that the Fund should also be used to assist representatives of indigenous communities and organizations in attending, as observers, the sessions of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/pfii).

In accordance with resolution 40/131, the Secretary-General reports every two years to the General Assembly on the activities of the Fund. The last report by the Secretary-General is contained in document A/61/376 on the Status of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Populations. Relevant information is also available in the Note by the Secretariat to the Working Group on Indigenous Populations, E/CN.4/Sub.2/AC.4/2006/4.

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