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.
The Indigenous World is a one-of-a-kind documentation tool, that offers a comprehensive yearly overview of the developments indigenous peoples experience around the world.
The Indigenous World 2021 includes 62 country reports and 20 reports on international processes and inititives. This year the book includes a special focus on climate change
Indigenous Peoples are also responding to the pandemic using self-determined protection mechanisms.
Find out more on IWGIA's dedicated COVID-19 page.
Recent reports document an alarming increase in violent attacks against and the criminalisation of Indigenous Peoples defending their rights to their traditional lands and natural resources.
We focus on defending Indigenous Peoples’ land rights, promoting inclusion in climate action and participation in local and international decision-making processes.
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.