A record 400 environmental and human rights defenders were killed in 2017 – approximately half of whom were indigenous peoples who died defending their land and rights.
Indigenous peoples constitute only five per cent of the world’s population, but 80 % of the planet’s remaining biodiversity is found on indigenous peoples’ lands and territ...
“The intensification and exploitation of natural resources is increasingly a problem for indigenous peoples’ livelihoods and rights”: Julie Koch, IWGIA Executive Director.
"Our concern is that the longer time goes by, the threat goes against us and the JDI's climate contribution will be minimal," said Richard Rubio from Aidesep.
The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) will be held on 22 April to 3 May in New York. Here is our shortlist of books on the diverse issues...
Indigenous climate agenda is proposed within the framework of the process of prior consultation of the proposal for the Regulation of the Framework Law on Climate Change
There are 896.917 indigenous persons in Brazil (305 ethnic groups). The main challenge for them is the threat that new indigenous territories will no longer be established.
These families live in and around 500 wildlife sanctuaries and 90 national parks; but many live there sustainably and have protected the forests long before these areas...
In 2016, the country’s remaining forests covered 43 per cent of the land, but recently, the speed of deforestation has increased significantly.
Recommendations from Uganda's National Dialogue on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Extractive Industries12 Dic 2018 - 08:27
IWGIA's Senior Advisor on Land Rights, Marianne Wiben: ”The National dialogue on extractive industries and the rights of indigenous peoples in Uganda was very successful".
United Nations General Assembly president reminded a series of events organized by the United Nations, in which indigenous participation would be key
Indigenous peoples are among the most vulnerable to the negative impact generated by climate change owing to their lifestyle and close relationship with the land
During the last decade, the Ogiek peoples have had to defend their rights to their ancestral land and have several times been evicted and seen their homes burned down by the..
This research adds to a growing body of evidence that Indigenous Peoples and local communities have long served as leaders in the fight against climate change.
Since the establishment of the Forum, many UN bodies have adopted specific policies related to indigenous peoples and developed specific programmes targeting indigenous people
Indigenous peoples present a vast spectrum of differentiated organisational representations depending on their history, relationship with the State, level of recognition and..