Nationwide conference on indigenous rights in Russian Federation
An UNDEF-funded project in the Russian Federation co-organized a nationwide conference in October 2013 on indigenous peoples and industry: Cooperation, prospects, challenges. Held in the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation, Moscow, the meeting was attended by representatives of industrial companies, federal and regional governments, international organizations, indigenous organizations and experts. Participants shared experiences in cooperation, best practices, existing challenges, standards and prospects of cooperation between indigenous people and business, amid new conditions of industrial development in the Arctic, Siberia and the Far East. The event was organized by Center for Support of Indigenous Peoples of the North, the International Fund for Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and Far East of the Russian Federation, the Union of Communities of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East, in partnership with the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.