About IWGIA

Resources

For IWGIA, documentation goes hand in hand with promoting, defending and protecting the rights of indigenous peoples.

We are monitoring and documenting the status of indigenous peoples' rights and produce solid publications and fact-based reports to strengthen and empower indigenous peoples to fight violations of their rights. Many of our publications are co-productions produced in close cooperation between IWGIA and our partners.

Popular publications

Browse through some of our most popular publications:

The Indigenous World

Every year, IWGIA produces a global report on the rights of indigenous peoples, The Indigenous World.

The Indigenous World provides an update of the current situation for indigenous peoples worldwide and a comprehensive overview of the main global trends and developments affecting indigenous peoples. We have published the report every year for over 30 years.

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Publication database under construction

We are building a new and user-friendly publication database.

Meanwhile, please, see our publications on Issuu.

Press

New reports, urgent alerts and analysis, expert opinions and other media resources from IWGIA.

 

Press releases
Press releases

Press releases

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Facts and figures

Facts and figures

Learn more about IWGIA, our structure, work and visions.
Press contact

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We welcome media to contact IWGIA for background information, interviews or opinions. Call us on +45 31533016.

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Experts

IWGIA has in-house experts on the rights of indigenous peoples and global governance, climate action and land rights. Some of our experts have specific regional knowledge.

 

 

Organisation

Learn more about our organisation:

About us

About us

IWGIA is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights. IWGIA was founded in 1968 by anthropologists alarmed about the ongoing genocide on indigenous peoples taking place in the Amazon.

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Staff

Staff

IWGIA's secretariat in Copenhagen is staffed by experts and advisors on the rights of indigenous peoples. We are 16 full-time employees who work to defend the rights of indigenous peoples.

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Board

Board

IWGIA's international board is the highest governing body of the organisation. Knud Vilby is the current chairman of the board. Meet all board members here.

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Contact

Contact

We welcome all questions, comments and inquiries about our work. You can either contact our advisors and coordinators directly or write an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Documents

Find our policies, strategies, financial statements and annual reports here.

 

 

Partnerships

As an international human rights organisation we are cooperating with a number of organisations and institutions. They all contribute to the realisation of our mission: A world where indigenous peoples’ voices are heard, and their rights are implemented.

Thanks to loyal support from members and donors, we are able to continue working for the promotion and protection of indigenous peoples' rights. 

Partners

Partners

To realise our mission we are fully dependent on partnerships with indigenous peoples' organisations and institutions across the globe. Meet them here.

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Donors

Donors

Thanks to financial support from Danida, EU, Norad and IFAD, we are able to make a difference for indigenous peoples and promote the rights of indigenous peoples globally.
Members

Members

Our members are valuable supporters of our work. We appreciate all memberships and donations. We welcome everybody to get involved in our organisation.

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Network

Network

Thanks to our global network we are getting information on the rights of indigenous peoples from every corner of the world.

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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