Climate Alliance event | 13.09.2017 | Bonn, Germany
Ten years of the UN’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
17:00 to 21:00 | LVR LandesMuseum Bonn, Colmantstr. 14 – 16, 53115 Bonn
Climate Alliance, in cooperation with INFOE and the United Nations Association of Germany, will mark the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) with a special event in Bonn. Indigenous representatives such as Eriberto Gualinga, film maker and representative of the Kichwa people (Sarayaku, Ecuador) and Tove Søvndahl Gant, Inuit representative (Greenland) and Human Rights Policy Advisor to the EU will be in attendance along with experts from the fields of policy, development cooperation and science.
In the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ahead of the UN Climate Summit, we will turn our focus to the ways in which indigenous peoples contribute to resource conservation, the SDGs and climate protection. We will speak about the significance of these contributions, opportunities to acknowledge and support and them, as well as indigenous rights as laid out in the UN Declaration. These present a fundamental precondition for just cooperation with indigenous communities as well as for their own contributions to sustainable development.
The event will be accompanied by a musical programme and reception. A special highlight will be Oro Verde's "Here and there" exhibition on consumption and the rainforest.