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.


  • Support indigenous peoples' rights
  • Support indigenous peoples' rights

    Support our work to promote and protect indigenous peoples' rights by becoming a member of IWGIA and support our work with 30 euros annually. As a member you are invited to our bi-annual members meeting and you will be able to run for - and vote on - members of the board.

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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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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.


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

Prinsessegade 29 B, 3rd floor
DK 1422 Copenhagen
Phone: (+45) 53 73 28 30
E-mail: iwgia@iwgia.org
CVR: 81294410

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