Nomadic Herders Presented at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

May 15, 2012 • Philip BurgessBlog, Nomadic Herders, Projects

unpfii_logoThe Nomadic Herders project was presented during the 11th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in May 2012 in New York, and described as an example of a joint effort of a UN agency and indigenous peoples to increase the resilience of traditional livelihoods, as well as pastoral ecosystems in the region.

The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues meets every year at the UN headquarters. The Forum is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.


  • UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
  • Study on the impacts of land use change and climate change on indigenous reindeer herders’ livelihoods and land management, including culturally adjusted criteria for indigenous land uses by Anna Naykanchina
  • Statement on UNEP’s work related to indigenous peoples made
  • Statement on the UNEP Nomadic Herders initiative made
  • UNEP’s report to the Permanent Forum



Related Posts