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 50,000 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.
MCV will be participating in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) titled “Indigenous Peoples, human health, planetary and territorial health and climate change: a rights-based approach” on April 17-28, 2023 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
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.