INDIGENOUS WOMEN AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
May 8-13, United Nations, New York
The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office and the international women’s rights organization MADRE will host a delegation of Indigenous women leaders from Asia, Africa, Latin America, and North America to the 15th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII). The goal of our delegation is to support Indigenous women in their advocacy work at the United Nations. Since the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung as well as MADRE hold consultative status with the UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the delegation will be able to participate in all official meetings and events. We also aim at scheduling a meeting with UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz.
Additionally, we will organize a number of events for the delegation, including an official side event of the UNPFII on women, climate change, and conflict, as well as a discussion on climate change post-COP21 strategies. We also seek to foster an exchange of knowledge between Indigenous women from different regions around the world on Indigenous women’s rights, and host a joint reception to network among key actors and allies of the Indigenous peoples representatives.
This project is part of an on-going collaboration of RLS–NYC and MADRE with Indigenous women leaders. It reflects one of our primary goals: to collaborate with progressive leaders from the Global South, buttressing their efforts to influence decision-making processes at the United Nations.
Official Side Event:
CLIMATE CHANGE & RESOURCE CONFLICT
Peacebuilding Strategies from Indigenous Women Leaders
Tuesday, May 10, 6:15pm – 7:30pm
Conference Room 4, UN Headquarters NYC
With simultaneous English – Spanish translation
Cambio Climatico y Conflictos sobre Recursos
Estrategias de Construccion de Paz de Mujeres Indigenas Lideres
Con interpretación simultánea al Español
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