• Our mission

    Our mission

    We work for a world where indigenous peoples’ voices are heard and their rights are implemented.
  • Our vision

    Our vision

    A world where all indigenous peoples fully enjoy their rights, participate and are consulted on decisions that affect their lives. We exist to ensure a world where indigenous peoples can sustain and develop their societies based on their own practices, priorities and visions.
  • We work through partnerships

    We work through partnerships

    Our partnerships with local organisations engage and empower indigenous peoples. We support network building and knowledge sharing, and we provide financial support and capacity development to indigenous peoples’ organisations and institutions.
  • The Indigenous World 2019
  • International Year of Indigenous Languages
  • Support indigenous peoples' rights
  • The Indigenous World 2019

    Coming in April - sign up for our publication newsletter and receive The Indigneous World 2019 in your inbox.

    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 2019 includes 62 country reports and 13 reports on international processes

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  • International Year of Indigenous Languages

    The UN General Assembly has proclaimed 2019 to be the International Year of Indigenous Languages. UNESCO predicts that we will lose as many as 3,000 indigenous languages by the end of this century if nothing is done to prevent this. Read this page to get more information about the status of indigenous languages and why it is important to preserve them.

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  • Support indigenous peoples' rights

    Support our work to promote and protect indigenous peoples' rights by becoming a member of IWGIA for 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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Anti-corruption policy and report on corruption

IWGIA has a zero tolerance policy towards corruption and misappropriation of funds. 

The partner organisations receiving public Danish funds through IWGIA must accepts the following clause from the Danish Foreign Ministry when signing on to contract with IWGIA:

“No offer, payment, consideration or benefit of any kind, which constitutes illegal or corrupt practice, shall be made, either directly or indirectly, as an inducement or reward in relation to tendering, award of the contract or execution of the contract. Any such practice will be ground for the immediate cancellation of this contract and for such additional action, civil and/or criminal, as may be appropriate. At the discretion of the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs a further consequence of any such practice can be the definite exclusion from any tendering for DANIDA funded projects.”

Using this link, you can send an e-mail to report to DANIDA if you have any knowledge of corruption within DANIDA projects or among DANIDA partners.

If you have any doubts or questions, you can always write us on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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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