Last March 21, 2023, The Indigenous Peoples Movement for Self-Determination and Liberation (IPMSDL) and other civil society organizations representing Indigenous peoples and environmental human rights defenders organized a virtual side event to discuss issues surrounding our precious global water systems.
The side event brought together esteemed experts, speakers, and like-minded individuals involved in the ongoing campaigns and struggle to protect our natural resources that everyone should equitably share, conserve, and protect to fulfill our human rights.
Browse through key quotes and highlights from APNED and CEC, courtesy of IPMSDL:
Sherly Masurca on the impacts of the San Miguel Aerotropolis Project in Bulacan, Philippines.
Watch Ate Sherly’s presentation here: Sherly Masurca at the UN Water Side Event.
Lia Mai Torres on the impacts of mining and dams on water systems and the plight of water defenders.
Watch Lia’s presentation here: Lia Mai Torres at the UN Water Side Event.
Jose Paulo Asuncion on the impacts of reclamation projects on the environment.
Watch Paulo’s presentation here: Jose Paulo Asuncion at the UN Water Side Event.