Consulting with indigenous peoples in sustainable development programmes

This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.

Agenda 21 recommends developing or strengthening national arrangements to consult with indigenous people and their communities with a view to reflecting their needs and incorporating their values and traditional and other knowledge and practices into national policies and programmes in the field of natural resource management and conservation and in other development programmes affecting them.

Minority, indigenous groups
Sustainable development
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies