Indigenous Peoples forum at HLPF
Posted on 09/07/2020

During the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2020, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) will join a forum for Indigenous Peoples and those who work with them to discuss opportunities and challenges for increasing Indigenous Peoples engagement in the co-development, co-creation and use of Earth observations (EO) data and tools. This is in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to develop specific requirements for EO data, enabling widespread impact to indigenous culture, land holdings, climate change and youth empowerment.

This HLPF side event is being organised by FILAC, CANEUS, GEO, NASA, Conservation International, Agvesto, and Saraniasat. Recognizing and honouring indigenous culture and knowledge, as well as supporting indigenous stewardship of the millions of acres of land under indigenous management represents a potential transformative pathway to meeting the SDGs.

Join the discussion on 9 July, 2020 at 12-13.30h EST; 17-18.30h CEST.

For more information and to register, visit the website here: