Indigenous people gather at United Nations to discuss good governanceListen /
Indigenous people from around the world are gathering at the United Nations on Monday to discuss the role of good governance and other issues.
The annual two-week meeting brings together leaders of indigenous groups from every corner of the planet.
It's one of the most colourful events on the UN calendar with many people addressing debates in traditional costume.
The meeting will begin with the ceremonial sound of an indigenous instrument from New Zealand followed by a welcome by the Chief of the Onondaga Nation from the US state of New York.
A wide range of issues will be discussed during the two weeks including the role of indigenous peoples in the post-2015 development agenda.
Anzhelika Devis, United Nations.