This strategy crystalizes UN Women’s long-standing commitment to indigenous women. It serves as the organization’s first official frame of reference for bringing UN Women’s programming to scale in a coherent and consistent manner across the organization.
The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) formulates recommendations to the United Nations (UN) System on ways and means of addressing specific issues of concern to indigenous peoples. Since its creation in 2000, it has called upon UN agencies, funds and programmes to formulate policies and operational tools for implementing the rights of indigenous peoples. In this context, during its 13th Session of 2014, the UNPFII issued a recommendation to UN Women to produce an organizational framework of action to guide UN Women’s work on indigenous issues.
This recommendation is consistent with UN Women’s vision of contributing to a transformational agenda for indigenous women.