Ms. Nuorgam is a long-term Saami politician, who holds a Master of Laws degree and is a currently a PhD student at the University of Lapland. She has been a member of the Saami Parliament of Finland since 2000. Ms. Nuorgam is the Chair of Veahčanjárga Fishery. She has been working on reconciliation issues and now works as the Head of the Saami Council’s Human Rights Unit.

Anne Nuorgam is member of the Permanent Forum from 2017 to 2022

Anne Nuorgam
Chair of PFII from 2019 Session to 2021 Session

Permanent Forum Sessions
Previous Chairpersons of the Permanent Forum

PFII Chair 2021

Twentieth Session (2021)
19-30 April 2021, UN Headquarters, New York
Theme: “Peace, justice and strong institutions: the role of indigenous peoples in implementing Sustainable Development Goal 16”

PFII Chair 2020

Nineteenth Session (2020)
13–24 April 2020, UN Headquarters, New York
Special theme: “Peace, justice and strong institutions: the role of indigenous peoples in implementing Sustainable Development Goal 16”

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to postpone 2020 Session (13-24 April) in NYC due to Covid19

Inari Pre-Sessional 2020, Finland

Pre-Sessional Meeting 10 to 14 February 2020 and
15 to 16 February 2020 Specialized training on Indigenous Reconciliation

Peer-training on indigenous reconciliation practices

Photo: Members at Pre-Sessional in Finland February 2020

PFII Chair 2019

Eighteenth Session (2019)
22 April–3 May 2019, UN Headquarters, New York
Special theme: “Traditional knowledge: Generation, transmission and protection”

Photo: UN PFII 2019

PFII Vice Chair 2018

Seventeenth Session (2018)
16–27 April 2018, UN Headquarters, New York
Special Theme: “Indigenous peoples’ collective rights to lands, territories and resources”

Expert Member of Permanent Forum 2017

Sixteenth Session (2017)
24 April–5 May 2017, UN Headquarters, New York
Special Theme: “Tenth Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: measures taken to implement the Declaration”

Pre-Sessional Meeting 2020, Finland
-Peer-training on indigenous reconciliation practices 2020, Inari Finland

UNPFII Sessions
-UNPFII Twentieth Session 2021
-UNPFII Nineteenth Session 2020
-UNPFII Eighteenth Session 2019

Truth and Reconciliation

Members of the Permanent Forum 2017-2022