Welcome to the UN Indigenous Youth Caucus!
We are a group of Indigenous Youth from across the globe gathering to discuss issues, draft statements and recommendations submitted to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
This space allows us to create a unified voice and keep discussions moving forward throughout the years.
The UN Indigenous Youth Caucus (UN-IYC) is comprised of numerous indigenous youth from various States, organizations, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Ever since the first session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, young indigenous participants have gathered together and developed statements voicing concerns of the youth. The IYC was formally inaugurated in 2006 and has since convened every day during the annual session of UNPFII to discuss the various issues and concerns of indigenous youth worldwide. These discussions led to the collective development and presentation of several statements to the Forum. In 2008, the PFII Secretariat recognized the IYC as a working caucus.