IWGIA is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights.

Since 1968, IWGIA has cooperated with indigenous organisations and international institutions to promote recognition and implementation of the rights of indigenous peoples. IWGIA works to empower indigenous peoples through documentation, capacity development and advocacy on local, regional and international level.

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  • DOCUMENTATION

    We monitor and document the status of indigenous peoples’ rights and provide publications and fact-based evidence to fight human rights violations and promote indigenous peoples' rights.
  • EMPOWERMENT

    Our partnerships with local organisations engage and empower indigenous peoples. We support network building and knowledge sharing. We provide financial support and capacity development to indigenous peoples’ organisations and institutions.
  • ADVOCACY

    We advocate for indigenous peoples rights at the local, national, regional and international level. The aim is to bridge the gap between international declarations and principles and local legislation and policy processes.

IWGIA'S WORK

We focus on defending indigenous peoples’ land rights, promoting inclusion in climate action and participation in local and international decision-making processes.

Land rights

Land rights

Loss of land and natural resources threaten the survival of indigenous peoples.
IWGIA empowers indigenous peoples to operationalize territorial self-governance and advocate for securing land rights.

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Climate action

Climate action

Indigenous peoples worldwide face the direct consequences of climate change.
IWGIA promotes the inclusion of indigenous peoples in global, national and local climate action.

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Global governance

Global governance

The future of indigenous peoples depends on their inclusion in processes that affect their lives. IWGIA supports indigenous peoples in benefiting from human rights mechanisms and the UN system.

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LATEST UPDATES

IWGIA shares news, alerts, briefing notes, studies, and reports made by our team of experts and partners. Once a year, IWGIA publishes a global report on indigenous peoples’ rights. Under the news section you will also find facts on indigenous peoples. Click here to view more.

About IWGIA

IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs - is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights. Read more.

Indigenous World

IWGIA's global report, the Indigenous World, provides an update of the current situation for indigenous peoples worldwide. Download here.

Contact IWGIA

Classensgade 11 E
DK 2100 Copenhagen
Denmark
Phone: (+45) 35 27 05 00
E-mail: iwgia@iwgia.org
CVR: 81294410