Indigenous Peoples Roundtable

Indigenous Peoples in Cities for Life

The purpose of the Roundtable on Indigenous Peoples in Cities for Life is to contribute to the global, national and local discussions on inclusive urbanization and contributing to the realization of rights of indigenous peoples.

To this end, the meeting will assemble representatives of national governments, city mayors, indigenous peoples, youth, UNPFII members and experts to discuss their experiences pertaining to advancing the wellbeing of Indigenous Peoples in cities.

Specific objectives of the Roundtable are to:

  • Establish a better grasp on the challenges faced by indigenous peoples in their transition from traditional to urban livelihood, socio-economic participation and their realization of an equitable and dignified well-being in cities. 
  • Identify the means of protection of rights and livelihoods of indigenous peoples, viewed from the perspective of both sides of the social contract forged between the indigenous communities in cities and the municipal governments. 

2:00pm - 4:00pm | Grand Salon Room 3


Chandra Roy-Henriksen
UNPFII Secretariat, UNDESA


Maria Eugenia Choque Quispe

World Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Jaime Erazo Espinosa
Professor in Urban and Environmental Studies
Colegio de México (Colmex) 

Ralph Horne
Director, College of Design and Social Context

Christophe Lalande
Unit Leader, UN-Habitat

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