Conditions “worsening” for indigenous groups’ development

Fourteenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the General Assembly Hall. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

The future prospects for development for indigenous groups around the world is getting worse, according to the secretary-general of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact.

Joan Carling says that indigenous people often have a different view on what sustainable development entails compared to the governments which will ultimately make the decision on future development targets.

The Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, are to be agreed by the international community in September.

Hundreds of representatives from indigenous groups are meeting at the UN in New York on the last day of a two week long conference at which they're hoping their voice will be heard.

Cathrine Hasselberg has been speaking to Joan Carling.

Duration: 2'18″

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