Report of the UN Environment Submitted to the 14th Session of the UN‐Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 2015

United Nations Environment Programme (2015)

Following the endorsement of the UNEP Indigenous Peoples’ Policy Guidance in 2012, UNEP has continuously improved its engagement with Indigenous Peoples’ representatives and experts and has ensured Indigenous Peoples’ participation, including from previous or current UNPFII Forum members in relevant workshops, meetings and conferences throughout the year 2014. Indigenous experts have substantially contributed to more integrated perspectives on topics such as the development of indicators on land rights and land tenure in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Post‐2015 Development Agenda, changes in the Arctic (UNEP Live), environmental management and monitoring (UNEP Year Book 2014 , Chapter 6, Citizen Science) as well as the first Global Intergovernmental Multi‐stakeholder Consultation on ‐the Sixth Global Environmental Outlook (GEO 6), October 2014, which agreed that the GEO‐6 analysis should draw on diverse knowledge systems, including the use of accepted guidelines for using peer reviewed scientific literature, grey literature, data, and indigenous and local knowledge.