Equator Prize Ceremony to Honour Outstanding Initiatives of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on September 17, Marks 15 Years of Equator Initiative

Sep 11, 2017

Photo Credit: Associação Terra Indígena Xingu (ATIX), Brazil

New York, September 11— The Equator Prize Award Ceremony on September 17, 2017 will honour 15 outstanding indigenous and local community initiatives from 12 countries, advancing local nature-based solutions for sustainable development, in New York, coinciding with the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. This high-level event marks 15 years of UNDP’s Equator Initiative.

The award ceremony (http://www.equatorinitiative.org/ep2017/) will feature two representatives from each Prize-winning organization and music by Salif Keita, world renowned singer-songwriter from Mali. The other speakers at the event are:

The ceremony will discuss the global work being done to tackle poverty, environment degradation, and climate challenges and will highlight the innovative solutions of Equator Prize 2017 Winners, including:

Don’t miss the Equator Prize 2017 Award Ceremony! For more information or to reserve tickets please visit http://www.equatorinitiative.org/ep2017/

Contact information

For Media Queries: Sangita Khadka, Communications Specialist, UNDP Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, email: sangita.khadka@undp.org; Tel: +1 212 906 5043

For Participation at the Event and Any Other Related Information: Martin Sommerschuh / +1.646.781.4072 / martin.sommerschuh@undp.org                                                   

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