Organised byProtect the Defenders -European Union External Action Service-International Land Coalition
Indigenous peoples and environmental human rights defendersare today under menace: environmental degradation driven by political and economic interests aggravates inequality and impacts on communities, who are denied basic rights and face repression.
Here are two interesting upcoming events organized by the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) of the European Commission addressing issues related to the informal economy with regards to vulnerable groups:
UN Environment has been undertaking work on human rights and the environment for almost two decades, trying to bring attention to the relationship between a safe and healthy environment and the enjoyment of human rights.
Over the last 20 years, digital technologies have reshaped the scope of international development. From the Internet of things and open data to artificial intelligence and robotics, emerging technologies have presented unprecedented opportunities for social and economic transformation across the world. But their implementation is riddled with many challenges.
Indigenous peoples make up 5% of the global population, yet they account for 15% of the extreme poor. This is down to historical subjugation, but also ongoing discrimination – especially when it comes to rights over land and resources. The 2030 Agenda presents opportunities to close the gap and learn from shortcomings of the Millennium Development Goals, as well as to learn from indigenous peoples on matters from community resilience to natural resource management.