December 9th to 15th 2013, 120 pastoralist leaders representing communities in 48 countries worldwide gathered in Kiserian, Kenya, to share experiences and concerns about the Global Transition to a Green Economy. This Gathering was convened to give pastoralists a voice in the global dialogue on sustainability. It is recognized that the Millennium Development Goals have been partially achieved, but their achievement in pastoral areas falls well behind and such sub-national inequities should not be acceptable in any post-2015 development agenda.
IUCN and UNEP collaborated to raise awareness of the environmental benefits of pastoralism and the role it plays in our global transition to a green economy. This work contributed to past dialogue around the post-2015 Sustainable Development agenda and was designed to influence the Sustainable Development Goals. This work influenced decision making at the global level concerning indigenous issues and in particular mobile pastoralism. For details, please click here…..