13 July 2021
7:30 AM New York / 6:30 PM Bangkok
In order to meet the SDGs, including to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere” (SDG 1), the specific needs and challenges of indigenous peoples – especially the lack of secure land rights of indigenous peoples must be addressed. Land and resource rights of indigenous peoples also contribute to supporting food security (SDG 2) as well as ensuring non-discrimination against them (SDG 10). There have been under reportage of land-related target in SDG by the government, obstructing the actual scenario to emerge. This needs rectification and close monitoring by the stakeholders and the agencies along with exploring the ways forward.
Indigenous peoples’ territories overlap with the biodiversity of our planet and their knowledge systems are widely recognised as playing a key role in sustainably managing environments. Nonetheless, strategies that promote the agency and self-determination of indigenous peoples remain under-recognised and rarely integrated into global strategies. This event will also address the challenges facing indigenous peoples in the world of biodiversity conservation and highlight how alliances and mobilisations are shifting global discourses.
- Ascertain the reason of the gap and enhance the data of land territories and resources of Indigenous Peoples for better realization of SDG (Goals- 1, 2, 5, 11, and 15).
- Lay the foundation for global dialogue and collective action to secure land tenure rights and implement rights-based conservation strategies as a means for socio-environmental recovery in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic (Goals 1, 2, 3, 10, 12, 13, and 16).
- Raise the awareness of existing Indigenous-led conservation initiatives, the barriers they face, and ongoing mobilizations towards rights recognition and ascertain what contribution rights-based conservation strategies will bring towards achieving the SDGs (Goals 1, 2, 3, 10, 12, 13, and 16).
- Highlight the roles of non-Indigenous organizations, conservation actors, and governments in implementing rights-based solutions and addressing legacy issues within the mainstream environmental movement. In doing so, generating concrete recommendations and mechanisms that support best practices, institutional change, and the global adoption of human rights as a means for achieving the SDGs (Goals 10 and 16).
MEET THE PANELISTS
- Yun Mane, Executive Director at Cambodia Indigenous Peoples Organization
- Sakda Saenmi, Coordinator at Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand (NIPT)
- Anne Lasimbang, Executive Director at Partners of Community Organizations in Sabah (“PACOS”) Trust
- Yon Fernández-de-Larrinoa, Chief of the FAO Indigenous Peoples Unit
- Karla Sofía Pita Vidal, Consultant in the Office of Indigenous Affairs at IFAD
- Jose Francisco Cali Tzay, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples