exploring what 'A New Social Contract' Means For Indigenous Peoples

exploring what 'A New Social Contract' Means For Indigenous Peoples

"A new social contract: for building more inclusive and participatory state. leaving no one behind."

Every year on August 9, International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples marks the ‘first formal meeting’ of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, held back in 1982. It is celebrated to bring attention to the 476 million Indigenous Peoples living in 90 countries across the globe. This year’s theme is `Leaving no one Behind: Indigenous Peoples and the call for a social contract.” The term social contract in relation to Indigenous Peoples may be confusing as this has not yet been discussed much. In this program, i try to explore what a new social contract means for Indigenous Peoples, also explore how regional and international/UN-specific mechanisms play role in ensuring that the structures and systems at local, national, regional and international level to be inclusive, supportive and co-creation of more equitable outcomes and inspire Indigenous Peoples to come up together to build a planet prosper where everyone live with dignity and freedom. -

Producer : Dev Kumar Sunuwar

Guests: -

- Gam A. Shimray, Secretary General, Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)

- Binota Moy Dhamai, Vice-Chair, Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP)

- Phoolman Chaudhary, Member, UN Permanent Forum for Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)