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Policies and strategies related to Indigenous Peoples

IWGIA has collected a list of international institutions, United Nations agencies and governments' policies and strategies on indigenous peoples

  • UNIPP (United Nations' Indigenous Peoples' Partnership) brings together the International Labour Organization (ILO) the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR),the UN Development Program (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in a partnership with indigenous peoples, governments and other stakeholders to facilitate implementation of international standards on indigenous peoples, in particular the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the ILO Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (ILO Convention No. 169). Download UNIPP's collective strategy and UNIPPs Strategic Framework 2011-2015.
  • The World Conservation Union (IUCN) - IUCN's policy agenda for indigenous peoples and conservation is very broad and the Unit's work is guided by the resolutions of the World Conservation Congress (WCC). Policy development in these areas is guided by specific international agreements, IGO's and UN agencies. In particular, the Unit's work in these areas is guided by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Read more about IUCN's and indigenous peoples here.

Below we have made links to two governments' policies on indigenous peoples. Other governments, such as the German and Canadian, also have policies on indigenous peoples. You can find the list of Foreign Ministries all over the world by clicking here.