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SwedBio at the 16th Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

News Among Indigenous Peoples and local communities and their organisations, including SwedBio partners, the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UN PFII) is  an important reference point for engagement in the UN system. The Permanent Forum provides expert advice and recommendations...  Read more »
2017-04-20

Healthy ecosystems are crucial for the enjoyment of universal human rights such as the right to life, food and health

News On March 8th, the first ever UN report addressing the relationship between human rights and biodiversity by the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, John Knox, was presented at the 34th session of the UN Human Rights...  Read more »
2017-04-03

Indigenous community research contributes to policy development and enhanced ecosystem governance

News A new report outlines the events and outcomes of a walking workshop in Hin Lad Nai, northern Thailand. There, the Karen community hosted representatives from the Philippines, Kenya, Ethiopia and Panama and discussed methods and outcomes of their community research...  Read more »
2017-03-04

Strong SwedBio presence at the UN Biodiversity Conference

News The main theme for the meeting was mainstreaming biodiversity for well-being, and agreements were reached on actions to consider biodiversity in forestry, fisheries, agriculture, and tourism sectors and to achieve the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. Maria Schultz, director of...  Read more »
2017-01-31