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. 

Our ambition is that by 2030 we have a world where systematic discrimination is no longer tolerated, where indigenous peoples’ rights are respected and their knowledge valued in climate change and conservation actions, and where indigenous peoples determine the future of their land.


Land rights

Land rights

Loss of land and natural resources threaten the survival of indigenous peoples. For indigenous peoples losing land means losing culture, history and identity.

IWGIA empowers indigenous peoples to operationalise territorial self-governance and advocate for securing their land rights.

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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 benefitting from regional human rights mechanisms, global agendas and the UN system.

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Climate action

Climate action

Given their dependence on nature, indigenous peoples are some of the first to face the consequences of climate change, but they also hold traditional knowledge that can help mitigate climate change.

IWGIA promotes the inclusion of indigenous peoples in global, national and local climate action.

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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

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