"Amplifying the Voices of Indigenous Peoples”

Inclusion, Equality, and Empowerment to Achieve Sustainable Development: Realities of Indigenous Peoples


  • Around 370 million indigenous peoples globally make up 5% of the world's population
  • Indigenous peoples constitute around 15% of the world's poor and about 1/3 of the world's 900 million extremely poor
  • Indigenous peoples protect 80% of the world’s biodiversity
  • Indigenous peoples sustainably manage at least  50% of the world’s lands but have legal ownership rights to only 10%
  • Indigenous peoples have rich indigenous knowledge for sustainable development and climate action

“Many indigenous communities face intractable poverty despite living on resource-rich lands because their rights are not respected and their self-determined development is not supported” (VictoriaTauli-Corpuz).[1]



Indigenous Voices | July 16, 2019

Indigenous Voices | July 16, 2019




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Indigenous Views - a series of videos depicting how the SDGs can impact the lives of Indigenous peoples

370 million people in over 90 countries identify themselves as being indigenous. They represent humanity in all its diversity, but they all have in common the fact that they are the most excluded, discriminated, threatened and often the poorest communities worldwide.

While indigenous peoples make up 5 % of the global population, they account for 15 % of the extreme poor.

The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an unprecedented opportunity to ensure that indigenous peoples are not left behind. The goals can also benefit from indigenous peoples’ knowledge on topics such as community resilience and the environment.

Eight short videos have been produced focusing on the themes of a number of key SDGs, presented through the views of indigenous peoples from Bolivia, Colombia, Kenya, Nepal and Thailand and this video covers all topics.

IPMG Position Papers and Publications

IPMG Position Papers and Publications

Reports, submissions, briefing materials of the IPMG

Resource Materials

Resource Materials

General resources on indigenous peoples and the SDGs
Indigenous Navigator

Indigenous Navigator

Monitoring human rights and SDGs for indigenous peoples


Video clips, animation, photo gallery and other multimedia

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IPMG Organizing Partners

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Tel. No. +63 74 444-7703 / Tex Fax +63 74 443-9459
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Email: tebtebba@tebtebba.org

International Indian Treaty Council
2940 16th Street, Suite 305, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Website: www.iitc.org
Email: info@treatycouncil.org

This initiative is being implemented with funding by the European Union.


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