MCV was granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in July 2016 for our humanitarian work in Maasai communities. MCV core values align with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and we develop Maasai-led programs to align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. MCV is committed to working with the United Nations to provide direct feedback from Maasai land and to advocate for Maasai rights.
MCV is currently planning next year’s 19th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) titled “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: The role of indigenous peoples in implementing sustainable development goal 16” scheduled for April 13- 24, 2020. We will be curating an art exhibition to showcase indigenous land rights and the Maasai cultural heritage which promotes world peace and traditional knowledge to benefit all humanity.