• Day 1: Tuesday, 19 December
  • 09:00-10:30

Policies on conservation and land use and development: Ensuring rights are respected and achieving sustainable development for all

The Indigenous Peoples Major Group for Sustainable Development (IPMG SDGs) with Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), International Land Coalition (ILC)
Rights and equitable development
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The capacity of Indigenous peoples to contribute rather than detract from the health of their environment has often been overlooked. They have developed profound traditional knowledge in enhancing biodiversity and food security through their traditional occupations and managements of their lands and resources. Yet their rights to their lands, territories and resources are systematically violated, and indigenous peoples continue to be marginalized, discriminated, excluded from decision-making, criminalized and penalized.

These policies   have resulted in hunger, loss of traditional knowledge and biodiversity among others. Likewise, when indigenous peoples take legitimate actions to defend their lands from exploitation, they are met with aggression.

This session will be an interactive discussion between speakers and discussants will come from different stake holders including indigenous peoples, research institutions and the scientific community, policy-makers, donors, advocates and environmentalist. on subjects ranging from linkages of rights, livelihoods, conservation to resource management systems and sustainable development.



Organizations are welcome and encourage to host and facilitate side meeting before and during the GLF event, and then bring their results and recommendations to the Forum. A GLF secretariat will be on hand to identify and reserve appropriate Bonn venues. Webinars, engaging social media campaigns, competitions and pre-event discussions will generate momentum and interest in key issue areas to ensure that the GLF accelerates long-term action for sustainable landscapes.

REGISTER NOW FOR BONN 2017 The GLF will have a small secretariat in Bonn, Germany to coordinate all of the above, operated by CIFOR.