INDIGENOUS WOMEN & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AS MAIN SUBJECTS OF SDGs

A Position Paper by PEREMPUAN AMAN on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Bogor, 3 August 2017

 

‘Leave No One Behind’ should mean and ensure that no single person is left behind in the realization of the sustainable development

 

BACKGROUND

The United Nations (UN) has estimated the total number of Indigenous persons in the world is about 370 million. About 2/3 of the total Indigenous population are concentrated in Asia, which made Asia as the region with the highest cultural diversity in the world. With the diversity of traditional knowledge, heritage and sustainable management system of natural resources, Indigenous Peoples are capable of actively contributing to sustainable developments in their countries. However, Indigenous Peoples in Asia are constantly marginalized from development plans and the Indigenous Peoples’ concept of “development” is destroyed gradually. Indigenous lands, natural resources and territories have been-and still are-taken over for “national development” and “conservation” without the Indigenous Peoples’ consent. Continue reading “INDIGENOUS WOMEN & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AS MAIN SUBJECTS OF SDGs”