Indigenous Peoples Intervention on Sustainable Development Goals Open-Ended Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives

Indigenous Peoples Major Group (2014-03)

Most of the remaining forest in the world is found in indigenous lands and territories (, where we contribute with sustainable resource management and sustainable development. We are recognized as rights holders, rather than stakeholders; our collective rights to lands, territories and resources are an integral part of our well-being and our symbiotic relationship with nature.