370 million people in over 90 countries identify themselves as being indigenous. They represent humanity in all its diversity, but they all have in common the fact that they are the most excluded, discriminated, threatened and often the poorest communities worldwide.
While indigenous peoples make up 5 % of the global population, they account for 15 % of the extreme poor.
The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an unprecedented opportunity to ensure that indigenous peoples are not left behind. The goals can also benefit from indigenous peoples’ knowledge on topics such as community resilience and the environment.
Eight short videos have been produced focusing on the themes of a number of key SDGs, presented through the views of indigenous peoples from Bolivia, Colombia, Kenya, Nepal and Thailand:
Full video covering all topics (52 mins)