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September 24 -26, 2014
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International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP) is excited to announce its next conference, World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy, will take place September 24 – 26, 2014 in NYC right after the United Nations World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP). This will be the biggest event in IFIP history and we expect it to have a remarkable impact on Indigenous philanthropy. The Summit is uniquely positioned to bring together thought leaders, philanthropists, donor agencies, and Indigenous visionaries in a powerful and informative event, resulting in concrete actions that will take Indigenous philanthropy to the next level.
The high-level plenary meeting of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly known as the WCIP will take place on September 22-23, 2014, at the UN headquarters in New York. Indigenous and non-Indigenous world leaders will share perspectives and best practices on the realization of the rights of Indigenous peoples, including to pursue the objectives of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
James Anaya, Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, highlighted the importance of the UN WCIP: “I see the World Conference as providing four major important opportunities. First, it can contribute to the development of new measures for the direct participation of indigenous peoples in United Nations meetings; second, it can help to advance greater and more concerted efforts within the United Nations system to promote the rights of indigenous peoples; third, it can assist in promoting action at the national and local levels to secure the realization of indigenous peoples’ rights; and finally, it can be a opportunity for celebrating indigenous peoples and their contributions worldwide.” (James Anaya, Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, July 8, 2013)
The World Summit on Indigenous Philanthropy will be IFIP’s flagship conference of the decade. Tracey Castro Whare from the Secretariat of the Indigenous Global Coordinating Group (GCG) organizing the UN WCIP, is on IFIP’s Summit Planning Committee ensuring that the message and the vision of WCIP is in line with IFIP’s Summit. We aim to establish the best, most efficient ways to practice Indigenous philanthropy, whereby Indigenous Peoples are our equal partners and not passive receivers. Through the Summit, IFIP will create a forum where more than 300 donors, NGOs and Indigenous leaders will come together to cultivate funding partnerships, leading to the improvement of the lives of Indigenous people globally.