Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic- How does it look like from the perspective of the Indigenous Peoples in Asia.

Dates: 8th July 2021
Time: 7.30 to 9AM (EDT), 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm Bangkok time

ORGANIZATION: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)


  1. Regional Office for South-East Asia, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  2. Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples
  3. The Diplomacy Training Programme, Australia
  4. Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders Network, (IPHRD) Asia
  5. Indigenous Knowledge and Peoples of Asia, (IKPA)
  6. Network of Indigenous Women in Asia, (NIWA)

Session Objectives

The key objectives of this session are to:

  • Explore the challenges posed by the pandemic on the rights of Indigenous Peoples.
  • Explore good practices of Indigenous Peoples and States in fighting the pandemic.
  • Explore the roles that different stakeholders can play in finding effective solution to the existing challenges.

Discussion Questions

  • In what ways are Indigenous Peoples impacted disproportionately by the pandemic?
  • What are the initiatives taken by the Indigenous Peoples and state in responding to the pandemic?
  • What are the challenges to the Indigenous Peoples meaningful participation in responding to the pandemic and in the recovery process?
  • How can Indigenous Peoples, states and other stakeholders build partnerships in defining inclusive and sustainable solutions on the road to recovery?
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