Transitioning towards a sustainable Nordic Society: Assessing and monitoring the implementation of the rights of the Indigenous Sámi people as a means to achieve inclusive and sustainable development .

  • Cambou, Dorothee Celine (Project manager)
  • Ravna, Øyvind (Participant)
  • Heinämäki, Leena (Participant)
  • Brännström, Malin (Participant)

Description


With the financial support of a grant allocated by the Nordic Research Council, the NORSIL network is planning to organise a workshop series to examine what societal and legal changes must occur over the next generation to ensure the implementation of the rights of the Sámi people in order to achieve an inclusive transition to sustainability in the Nordic countries. The workshop will be organised in June 2019,
November 2019 and April 2020 at the universities of Umea, Tromso and Helsinki. In 2015, the Nordic countries announced support as a whole for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed under UN auspices. The goals aim to eradicate extreme poverty and to achieve sustainable development in all fields while leaving no one behind. Yet, numerous problems are still limiting the inclusion of the Sami people in the sustainable transition of the countries of Finland, Norway and Sweden. Despite the recognition of their rights at the national and international levels, there are still important concerns regarding the implementation of their rights on the ground. The traditional knowledge and culture of Sámi people can contribute to sustanainable development but is often disregarded in practice. While adopting a human rights based-approach to sustainable development, this workshop series provides a platform to assess and measure the progress and challenges towards the implementation of the rights of the Sami people in order to promote a sustainable and inclusive transition in the
Short titleAssessing and monitoring the implementation of the rights of the Indigenous Sámi people
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/01/201901/06/2021