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Side Event - Key Messages of Indigenous Peoples for Rio +20
20 Mar 2012 - 20 Mar 2012
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Conference Room B in the North Lawn Building, UN Headquarters, New York City

The side event will discuss and reiterate the key messages of indigenous peoples for inclusion in the Rio +20 Outcome Document. These messages are the following:

1. Recognition of culture as the fourth pillar of sustainable development
2. Recognition of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a standard in the implementation of sustainable development at all levels.
3. The cornerstones of green economies are diverse local economies, in the context of poverty eradication and sustainable development, biodiversity loss and climate change.
4. Safeguard the lands, territories and resources, and associated customary management and sustainable use systems of Indigenous Peoples, small producers and local communities as essential contributions to sustainable development.
5. Indigenous and traditional knowledge are distinct and special contributions to 21st century learning and action.

Proposed side event speakers include Ms. Myrna Cunningham, the current Chair of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), Ms. Joji Carino-Nettleton of Tebtebba and 2 other indigenous representatives.

The side event is co-organized by Tebtebba and Indigenous Information Network (IIN).

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