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World Conference on Indigenous Peoples: Moving Forward in Realizing Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The first ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) was held at UNHQ in New York from 22-23 September, bringing together Heads of State and Government, Member States, hundreds of Indigenous representatives from around the world, UN agencies and civil society representatives to share perspectives and best practices on the realization of the rights of Indigenous Peoples and to improve implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Social and Solidarity Economy (SSE) as a means of implementing sustainable development: First meeting of the International Leading Group on SSE

The first meeting of the International Leading Group on Social and Solidarity Economy took place at UNHQ in New York on 22 September, organized by the Permanent Mission of France to the UN and the Mont-Blanc Meetings, in collaboration with UN-NGLS.

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