The first meeting of the Permanent Forum was held in May 2002, with yearly sessions thereafter. The Forum usually meets for 10 days each year, at the UN Headquarters in New York. According to the ECOSOC resolution E/2000/22, the Forum may also meet at the UN Office in Geneva or at such other place that it decides.
Cultural Survival attended the permanent forum in April 2023 and spoke to some of the delegates who attended.
Produced by Dev Kumar Sunuwar (Sunuwar)
Interviewee: Binalakshmi Nepram (Meitei)
Image: Cultural Survival
Music "Remember Your Children", by Salidummay, used with permission.
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission