Mr. Ghazali Ohorella (Maluku), one of the 4 co-chairs of the Indigenous
Global Caucus presented the opening statement of the Global Indigenous
Caucus to the 10th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous
Issues, on Monday May 16th 2011. In this statement, drafted by the
caucus, in this intervention he stipulated the concerns and issues of
the world's Indigenous Peoples.
The UNPFII is a subsidiary body of the ECOSOC and meets every year at the UN headquarters in New York City. Over 1500 Indigenous representatives registered for this conference.