Conservation and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
23-25 January 2019 Nairobi, Kenya
Every year, the Indigenous Peoples in Development Branch within the Division of Inclusive Social Development of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs organizes an international expert group meeting (EGM) on a theme recommended by the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and endorsed by the Economic and Social Council. In 2019, the expert group meeting will be held on the theme “Conservation and the rights of indigenous peoples” as recommended by the Permanent Forum at its 2018 annual session. Indigenous peoples have consistently expressed their concern with mainstream conservation efforts that frequently fail to consider the rights and knowledge of indigenous peoples in the designation of conservation areas leading to displacement and loss of livelihoods for a significant number of people.
Eradicating Rural Poverty to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”
27 February – 1 March 2019, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
The General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly at its seventy-fourth session a report on the status of the implementation of and follow-up to this resolution in order to identify the gaps and challenges faced in rural poverty eradication, especially in developing countries. In view of this, the Division for Inclusive Social Development (DISD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on the “Eradicating rural poverty to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The meeting will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 27 February to 1 March 2019.
The Expert Group Meeting (EGM) will be organized by the Division for Inclusive Social Development of the Department of Economic and Social Development; in Nairobi, Kenya, from 26 to 28 March 2019. The EGM will bring together a group of experts on cooperatives, with the view to review and reflect on experiences and lessons gained since the International Year of Cooperative (2012), analyse to what extent previous plans of action have achieved their desired impacts and make policy recommendations in the changing global contexts in particular the 2030 Agenda. The outcome of the EGM, will provide, among others, an expert analysis and policy recommendations that shall inform the preparation of the report of the Secretary-General on the issue concerning cooperatives in social development in 2019.