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United Nations: MCV Participation Timeline

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 reports to the United Nations bodies through the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII).

All MCV programs align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. To date, MCV has provided clean water to over 45,000 people; we also implemented programs for education, healthcare, food security, solar, cultural preservation, and other programs that are led by the Maasai for poverty elevation, reduced inequalities, women empowerment, and for sustainable communities. MCV also opened the only community-led Maasai Heritage Museum, an institution to protect ancient traditional knowledge for future generations and to celebrate our human diversity.

Upcoming UN Meetings:

MCV is currently planning for 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,” MCV has curated an art exhibition to showcase indigenous land rights and the Maasai cultural heritage which promotes world peace and traditional knowledge to benefit all humanity.

MCV’s Timeline with the UNITED NATIONS:

May 3, 2019

The Maasai Defend Traditional Knowledge & Land Rights at the United Nations

MCV was honored to once again participate in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Rights, April 22 - May 3rd, 2019 at the United Nations headquarters in New York. It was empowering to unite with over a thousand indigenous leaders, organizations, and member states to strengthen Indigenous people’s collective rights. [...]

United Nations Event: Safeguarding Maasai Heritage

Event Sponsors MCV is seeking generous sponsors. Your sponsorship will support Maasai peoples rights and advocacy for land and culture. Sponsorship is one of the best ways to brand your company and promote your commitment to advancing our mission to empower Maasai people. As a sponsor, you’ll receive: [...]

January 30, 2019

Conservation and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples : UN Expert Meeting

MCV attended an international expert group meeting on “Conservation and the rights of indigenous peoples” in January 2019 at the UN Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. As guardians of the land, indigenous people play a crucial role in conservation; however, their custodianship of the environment and their rights to their land and [...]

June 11, 2018

March 15, 2018

July 10, 2017

April 24, 2017

MCV Advocates for Protection for the Maasai Ancestral Land

MCV Joins the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues  My Chosen Vessels (MCV) was honored to participate in the United Nations (UN) Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues from April 24th to May 5th, 2017 at the UN Headquarters in New York City. More than 1,000 indigenous peoples’ representatives participated in [...]

July 1, 2016

MCV Granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations

MCV Granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations 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 provides sustainable humanitarian programs in the area of water, education, cultural preservation, solar, and human [...]

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