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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, August 9th, 2017

#WeAreIndigenous #IndigenousDay Check out UNDP's photo exposure story with 10 things we all should know about Indigenous Peoples: http://stories.undp.org/10-things-we-all-should-know-about-indigenous-people
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The indigenous fight against climate change

Knowledge of animals, insects, agricultural techniques and weather patterns is honed from interaction with nature passed down through generations  Globally, indigenous peoples number around 370 million, who speak 4,000 different languages and represent 5,000 different cultures. Their scientific knowledge of animals, insects, agricultural techniques and weather patterns is honed from interaction with nature, often gained over millennia and passed down through generations. See full article at: http://bit.ly/2fr3NI1 Author: Irene Fogarty, Irish Times
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Indigenous Woman from Manipur Speaks at UNHQ on August 1st

At UN Headquarters on August 1, 2017, Binalakshmi Nepram, Founder-Secretary General of CAFI & Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network speaks at the Plenary Session of Intergenerational Dialogues on the #SDGs at @UNDPINGO To see the full presentation: Click Here
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Project Access Alumni Atama Katama and Pratima Gurung on UN Indigenous Voices

See the full interview with Pratima, Atama and others speaking on the Voluntary National Reviews during the High Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals: https://www.facebook.com/pg/unpfii/videos/?ref=page_internal

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Project Access Alumni at the UN HLPF on the SDGs

On behalf of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group, Project Access Alumni Janene Yazzie, Diné, representing Little Colorado River Watershed Chapters Association and accredited by International Indian Treaty Council delivers a statement on Goal 5: Gender equality and empowerment of women and girls at the High Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals, 12 July 2017, United Nations Headquarters. See the full statement here http://bit.ly/2vd36EI  
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The Indigenous Peoples Major Group for the UN Sustainable Development Goals Launches New Website

This is an initiatives to make indigenous peoples more visible in the UN sustainable development agenda. The IPMG hopes to generate greater awareness, attention and solidarity to the rights, aspirations and contributions of indigenous peoples to sustainable development. You can explore this website to know more about the IPMG, their views, activities, events and developments relating to indigenous peoples and sustainable development.
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Project Access Alumni Pratima Gurung is featured in this article…

At the 10th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, taking place from 13-15 June, UN Women will amplify the voices of women with disabilities and highlight the importance of their representation in decision-making. An estimated one in five women is likely to experience disability in her lifetime. Women and girls with disabilities face multiple barriers and discrimination that hinder their access to education, economic opportunities, justice and participation in politics and decision-making. See full article at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2017/6/compilation-amplifying-the-voices-of-women-with-disabilities
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