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Documents from the Workshop on Methodologies Regarding Free Prior and Informed Consent and Indigenous Peoples

The Economic and Social Council:
The Workshop on "Methodologies Regarding Free Prior and Informed Consent and Indigenous Peoples" was convened in accordance with the Economic and Social Council decision 2004/287, following a recommendation of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issuess at its third session. The principle of free, prior and informed consent was identified as a major challenge by the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at its first, second and third sessions. In response to the Council's decision, the Workshop was held from 17 to 19 January 2005.

the Workshop was attended by 67 experts from the United Nations system and other intergovernmental organizations, Governments and indigenous organizations. The Workshop examined the international and domestic instruments and practices relevant to the the principle of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC), heard examples of the application of the principle, identified challenges and made recommendations to the Permanent Forum. In its conclusions and recommendations, the Workshop identified elements of a common understanding of FPIC. The following are background papers submitted to the Workshop by the UN system and various experts.

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[ A C E F R S] Report of the Workshop on Methodologies Regarding Free, Prior and Informed Consent and Indigenous Peoples
[ E ] Agenda of work
[ E ] Draft Programme of work
[ E ] Contribution of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity on the Principal of Free Prior and Informed Consent
[ E ] Contribution of the International Labour Organisation
[ S ] Descripción de la comprensión corriente del consentimiento libre, previo e informado de los Pueblos indígenas como un asunto metodológico, en las actividades relacionadas con pueblos indígenas: significando y desafío: Sr. De La Cruz
[ E ] Contribution of the Indian Law Resource Center
[ E ] Contribution of Ms. Maivan Clech Lam
[ E ] Contribution of Mr. Parshuram Tamang, Member of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
[ E ] Contribution of Mr. Charles Sena, Ogiek Rural Integration
[ E ] Contribution of the International Fund for Agricultural Development
[ E F S] Contribution of the World Intellectual Property Organisation
[ E ] Contribution of the United Nations Childrens' Fund
[ S ] United Nations Childrens' Fund: Example of Venezuela
[ E ] Contribution of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
[ E O] Written Contribution of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, and oral intervention (O)
[ E ] Contribution of the Food and Agricultural Organisation
[ E ] Contribution of the United Nations Development Programme
[E S] Statement of the Permanent Mission of Canada
[E F] Statement of Mr. John Sinclair, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Government of Canada
[ E ] Observer Statement of the Permanent Mission of Indonesia
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