Conversation with UN Special Rapporteurs on Indigenous peoples, water, and climate change

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Por: UNDP – Programa das Nações Unidas Para o Desenvolvimento

Marking the international day of the world’s indigenous peoples

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Every 9 August celebrates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous peoples. To mark the vital role that indigenous peoples play in environmental matters, the UNDP-SIWI Water Governance Facility (WGF) is hosting an online dialogue highlighting the role of indigenous peoples’ knowledge and perspectives in sustainable water management and climate change, and what other communities could learn from them.

As stewards of fragile marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems, their role is essential. Worldwide, indigenous peoples and ethnic minorities also suffer disproportionally from economic, social and political marginalization and human rights violations, including poor access to water and sanitation services.


16.00 – Welcome and Introduction

Karin Gardes, Chief Operations Officer, SIWI

16.10 – Speakers

Francisco Calí Tzay, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Leo Heller, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation

Josefina Skerk, Advocate for Sami Rights and former Vice President of the Sami Parliament in Sweden

Alicia Salazar, Executive Director of Alianza Ceibo, 2020 winner of the UNDP Equator Prize

16.40 – Open Discussion and Q&A with speakers

16.55 Closing Remarks

Karin Gardes, Chief Operations Officer, SIWI

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