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UN-REDD is a UN partnership for forests & climate, composed of three UN agencies (UN Environment, FAO and UNDP), 64 partner countries and various donors. UN-REDD provides technical assistance and applied knowledge to countries willing to undertake policy reforms and investments to safeguard forests as a means to simultaneously mitigate climate change and enhance local livelihoods, under the REDD+ provisions of the UNFCCC.

Indigenous peoples are a key stakeholder of the UN-REDD Programme, participating in its Executive Board, engaging in national policy work, monitoring their territories and forests, and implementing local activities, including for example through the Community-based REDD+ initiative (CBR+).

The UN-REDD 2018-2020 programme includes a knowledge component dedicated to REDD+ actions, the rights of indigenous peoples and forest tenure.

The open dialogue will provide an opportunity to share recent progress and lessons learned from the UN-REDD Programme and the proposed work plan for 2018-2019, seeking to integrate the priorities and perspectives of indigenous peoples. Results of this dialogue will be communicated to the UN-REDD Executive Board at its next meeting.


Tuesday 17 April, 11:30 am. UN Secretariat, S 2726.

• Opening remarks – by Ms. Grace Balawag and Ms. Lola Cabnal (indigenous peoples' representatives to the UN-REDD Executive Board.)
• The road so far, including field cases and lessons learned.
• The UN-REDD strategic framework and work plan for 2018-2019.
• Open discussion: seeking suggestions and priorities from indigenous leaders at the UNPFII.


*Habrá interpretación al español.

Contacts and links

Josep Garí:
Serena Fortuna:
Elspeth Halverson:

Twitter : @unredd
Facebook: @UNREDDprogramme

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