German House, 871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017 (TBC)
23rd September 2014
ILC, IFAD, FAO, CBD, UNEP
The event will be held in English. Interpretation will be available in French, Spanish and Russian and Chinese (tbc)
The side-event “Indigenous Peoples’ Rights to Lands, Territories and Resources” will have a specific focus in the contributions and rights of indigenous peoples that are recognised in a series of international instruments, including the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), ILO Convention No. 169 concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGTs) as well as the opportunities that Pastoralism can offer in a green economy context as suggested by UNEP and IUCN in a forthcoming study. Progressive and constructive experiences generated in the implementation of these instruments can be used to inform and inspire initiatives in areas where challenges and questions remain. The outcome of the discussions will inform and make concrete suggestions towards the opportunities that already exist and that could grow into more options for the Post 2015 agenda in which Indigenous Peoples need a stronger recognition and participation as custodians of the lands and the environment.
More information to follow soon. Please contact Laetitia.Zobel@unep.org for any further questions.