Indigenous peoples' participation in Rio + 20
The 20-22 of June 2012, The United Nations celebrated a World Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Indigenous peoples participated as one of the "major groups" formalized by the Agenda 21 in the process.
Apart from their active participation in the formal negotiations, where indigenous peoples lobbied for their 5 key messages, they organised various events to take place before and during the official conference:
12 - 22 June. Colônia Juliano Moreira, Bairro de Jacarepaguá
Kari-Oca II is hosted by the Inter-Tribal Committee of Brazil and is open to indigenous people from around the world. The conference aims to bring together some 600 participants to review and assess the gains and losses of the last twenty years, discuss their sacred relationship with Mother Earth, finalize their policy recommendations and positions for UNCSD, and develop common strategies for the future.
14 June, 17.30-19.00. Riocentro - Room T-4:
The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) will host a panel presentation and roundtable discussion on Indigenous Peoples’ Priorities for Ensuring Food Sovereignty in the Context of Local and Global Sustainable Development.
16-19 june. RioCentro:
The Government of Brazil is organizing a four day forum for invited representatives from the major groups, to discuss topics of relevance for sustainable development including forest, food security, water, oceans and energy.
Indigenous representatives will participate in various of the organised dialogues. There will be no participation of Governments or UN agencies. The recommendations emanating from the Dialogues will be conveyed directly to the Heads of State and Government present at the Summit.
17-19 June. From 9 AM. Museu da Répública:
A three day conference organised by the Indigenous Peoples' Global Coordinating Committee
NB: preregistration is required due to limited venue space.
18 June. Peoples Summit, Flamingo Park:
AIPP and Tebtebba is organising indigenous peoples' participation in the women's demonstration.
18 June. 17.30 - 19.00. Riocentro - Room P3 -F:
Side event: Buen Vivir and Human Rights in the Face of REDD+
Side event organised by CAOI and the Indian Law Resource Center that will explore two frameworks for ensuring that climate policies protect the rights of indigenous peoples and discuss shortcomings of existing climate solutions and propose distinct approaches for sustainable development.
19-22 June. Museu da Répública. Indigenous Peoples' Pavilion:
Exhibition organized by Indigenous Peoples' Global Coordinating Commitee showing indigenous peoples' experiences with applying sustainable development.
21 June. 17:00 - 18:30. Riocentro - Room T-8:
Lead organiser is Tebtebba Foundation. The side event highlights experiences and lessons of indigenous peoples in undertaking their sustainable development in an integrated holistic manner, one that is based on respect for rights, is ecosystem-based and integrates traditional knowledge and culture.
20-22 June. Riocentro: