IWGIA's focus areas
We focus on defending indigenous peoples’ land rights, promoting inclusion in climate action and participation in local and international decision-making processes.
Loss of land and natural resources threaten the survival of indigenous peoples. IWGIA empowers indigenous peoples to operationalise territorial self-governance and advocate for securing their land rights. Read more about land rights here.
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. Read more about global governance here.
Indigenous peoples worldwide face the direct consequences of climate change. IWGIA promotes the inclusion of indigenous peoples in global, national and local climate action. Read more about climate action here.