World's indigenous people gather at UN

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Indigenous people from around the world are gathering at the United Nations in New York over the next two weeks to discuss issues including social development, youth suicide and human rights.

The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is an opportunity for the world's 370 million indigenous people to have their voice heard on the international stage.

Cathrine Hasselberg reports.

The 14th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues brings together people from around the world.

Its mandate is to focus on economic and social development, cultural issues as well as the environment, education, health and human rights.

Over the next two weeks in New York, participants will address the Post-2015 development agenda as well as the challenges faced by the Pacific region, which is home to a large number of indigenous groups.

A special session is also being held on suicide and self-harm amongst young people.

The Forum is an advisory body to the UN Economic and Social Council.

Cathrine Hasselberg, United Nations

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