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SGP shares its strategic initiatives with indigenous peoples at UNFPII 08 May 2017
The 16th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNFPII) was held at the UN Headquarters in New York from 25 April to 5 May 2017.  Its main theme was to commemorate the 10th year of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and assess its progress. More than 1,000 indigenous peoples’ representatives joined member states, UN agencies and ...read more
SGP spotlights community experiences in chemicals and waste management at Stockholm COP8 27 April 2017
On 25 April, 2017, on the occasion of the 8th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Stockholm and Rotterdam conventions and the 13th COP of the Basel Convention, the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) implemented by UNDP, convened a panel of experts and practitioners in chemicals and waste management from civil society, government, and international organizations to share community experiences in ...read more
ICCA-GSI supports the Indigenous Mountain Peoples' Adaptation Programme and Global South-South Exchange Platform 24 April 2017
19 -23 April 2017; Cusco, PERU - ICCA-GSI supported a workshop to consolidate and strengthen the International Network of Mountain Indigenous Peoples’ (INMIP) Adaptation Programme and global South-South exchange platform through a process that develops i) the relevant capacity for communities and civil society stakeholders, and accordingly strengthen their networking, and ii) the ...read more
UN Special Rapporteur reports to Human Rights Council and recommends replicating SGP’s good practices in supporting indigenous peoples and local communities for biodiversity conservation and its sustainable use. 09 March 2017
  7 March 2017; Geneva, Switzerland – In the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Mr. John Know, in his capacity as the UN Special Rapporteur, presented a report on “issues of human rights obligations relating to the enjoyment of a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment” and its synchronization to the human rights obligations to the ...read more
SGP Moldova Newsletter, January 2016 07 April 2017
SGP Moldova has published the e-newsletter on its work during 2015. The newsletter can be read ...read more
Panama Informative bulletin March 2017 06 April 2017
SGP Panama prepares and publishes its online informative bulletin. Issue of March 2017 of this bulletin can be accessed ...read more
ICCA-GSI strengthens the capacities of Thailand's National Parks and Wildlife Conservation 03 March 2017
28 February - 2 March 2017, Phetchaburi Province, Thailand - ICCA-GSI held a training workshop on Engaging indigenous peoples and local communities in participatory management of protected areas and benefit sharing at the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex.  The workshop was designed to strengthen the technical knowledge and skills of staff of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife ...read more
Supporting Indigenous and Local Community Conservation Territories and Areas (ICCAS) In Zambia: Setting Cornerstones 31 March 2017
31 March 2017; Lusaka, ZAMBIA - In preparation for implementing projects in Zambia, the Global Support Initiative to Indigenous Peoples and Community-Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCA-GSI), organized a national workshop to involve various experts in indigenous knowledge on local governance and nature conservation and identify the different types of ICCAs in the country and opportunities to ...read more
Sharing successful sustainable development practices at India's Knowledge Fair 30 March 2017
On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the UNDP implemented GEF Small Grants Programme, in partnership with the Government of India and the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) in India, organized a knowledge fair with the theme “Mainstreaming grassroots innovations” in an effort to highlight the innovative solutions developed by communities and civil society organizations supported by ...read more
Exploring opportunities for Tanzania's ICCAs 24 March 2017
23 March 2017; Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA - As the Global Support Initiative to Indigenous Peoples and Community-Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCA-GSI) gears to launch in Tanzania, it organized a national workshop to bring indigenous community representatives together with multi-level key actors and advisors to explore the status of the country’s ICCAs. The examination of Tanzania’s ICCAs ...read more