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Globally, Indigenous Peoples are at the forefront of environmental and land defense. In 2021 alone, about 40 percent of murdered environmental defenders were from Indigenous communities, making up a disproportionately high percentage of environmental injustices. Cultural Survival interviewed Michel Forst, the first person to hold the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Environmental Defenders, the first international mechanism in the world dedicated to protecting environmental defenders. In this radio program, Rapporteur Forst talks about role and jurisdiction, mainly on how Indigenous Peoples can use and benefit from his mandate.
Producer: Dev Kumar Sunuwar (Sunuwar)
Interviewee: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on Environmental Defenders
Music by Quilloac, used with permission.
"Burn your village to the ground", by The Halluci Nation, used with permission.