Indigenous Voices about SDGs – 2017

Indigenous Voices at the High Level Political Forum” was a one-day space for indigenous media to cover the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2017 through indigenous worldviews, perspectives and languages. Indigenous journalists and speakers shared information about the six Sustainable Development Goals under review in 2017, the outcomes of the Voluntary National Reviews and the 2017 HLPF Theme: “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world”



Highlights from the Programme:

  • 6 SDG reflection sessions: indigenous speakers analyse the 6 SDGs under review in 2017
  • 4 panels: indigenous perspectives on the 2030 Agenda, the 2017 theme and progress so far
  • Individual interviews: indigenous participants winterview their governments on the experience of the 2017 Voluntary National Reviews

Indigenous representatives, youth, activists, parliamentarians and academics are attending the High-Level Political Forum as part of the Indigenous Peoples Major Group and will share their stories.

If you missed any of the panels or interviews, click on the pictures below to see them – or find them all at

SDG Reflection Sessions

SDG 1 (No Poverty)                                                    SDG 2 (Zero Hunger)


SDG 3 (Good health and well-being)                         SDG 5 (Gender Equality)


SDG 9 (Industry, innovation and infrastructure)         SDG 14 (Life below water)

Indigenous Perspectives:

2017 Theme on Poverty and Prosperity                     Partnerships to support indigenous peoples


Ways Forward in the 2030 Agenda


Interviews on “Indigenous Peoples in the 2030 Agenda Voluntary National Reviews 2016 and 2017”

Guatemala                                                                   Kenya


Finland and Peru                                                         Asia