indigenous peoples

The Uncertainty of Mayan Train

4 Feb 2020 - 04:31

The legal battle of indigenous peoples against the Mayan Train continues. The temporary suspension was cancelled and the construction of the work is still going on.

International Day of World's Indigenous Peoples: Today’s major issues

7 Ago 2019 - 10:17

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 raise concerns at UN Climate Meeting in Abu Dhabi

7 Ago 2019 - 10:00

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...

Indigenous peoples lives and their rights increasingly at risk

25 Abr 2019 - 06:29

“The intensification and exploitation of natural resources is increasingly a problem for indigenous peoples’ livelihoods and rights”: Julie Koch, IWGIA Executive Director.

Norwegian government to Peru on the JDI: "We are waiting for results"

23 Abr 2019 - 22:30

"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.

Recommended books on Indigenous Peoples

22 Abr 2019 - 03:18

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...

Proposals of indigenous peoples will contribute to face global climate crisis

4 Abr 2019 - 09:09

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

Serious Deterioration of Human Rights and Indigenous Rights Conditions in Brazil

20 Mar 2019 - 13:12

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.

Millions of forest-dwelling indigenous peoples are facing eviction in India

10 Mar 2019 - 11:21

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...

Do indigenous peoples hold the key to saving Myanmar’s remaining forest?

1 Mar 2019 - 10:53

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 Industries

12 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".

Indigenous representatives ask to include safeguards in the Paris Agreement’s Rule Book

4 Dic 2018 - 10:30

United Nations General Assembly president reminded a series of events organized by the United Nations, in which indigenous participation would be key

COP 24: What will you tell the children of the future?

2 Dic 2018 - 20:39

Ruth Kaviok: “We call upon the delegates to this COP to commit to a just transition to sustainable energy before it’s too late” for us and for yourselves

Climate Change and indigenous peoples

28 Nov 2018 - 09:41

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

Support to the Ogiek Peoples shall ensure implementation of historic African Court ruling

26 Sep 2018 - 00:15

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..

Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities protect 5 times more carbon than previously thought

14 Sep 2018 - 00:11

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.

Indigenous Peoples innovative process of establishing UNPFII and IWGIA's role in it

3 Sep 2018 - 10:08

Since the establishment of the Forum, many UN bodies have adopted specific policies related to indigenous peoples and developed specific programmes targeting indigenous people

Facts about indigenous peoples

9 Ago 2018 - 11:24

Indigenous peoples present a vast spectrum of differentiated organisational representations depending on their history, relationship with the State, level of recognition and..