While the 2030 Agenda, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) pledges to “leave no one behind, its four years of implementation is not on track to achieve the SDGs according to the Global Sustainable Development Report-GSDR. This report also states that there are more forest and biodiversity loss than protection, and increasing inequality between and within countries. Sadly, these reflect the reality of indigenous peoples.
We still have 10 years of SDG implementation, and indigenous peoples is one of the major groups which is formally recognized by the UN to participate in the SDG processes from local, national, regional and global levels. How can we engage in these processes and beyond to promote the respect and protection of our rights, and also to mainstream our principles, values, practices and systems for sustainable development? Join the orientation to learn more about the SDGs, the engagement of indigenous peoples, and the work of the Indigenous Peoples Major group (IPMG) in advancing the rights, wellbeing and aspirations of indigenous peoples as development actors and not merely a “marginalized or vulnerable group”.
September 9, 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM UTC +8, for Asia and Russia (with Russian interpretation)