The President of the United Nations General Assembly, Mr Mogens Lykketoft, made a major decision to move forward with implementing the WCIP Outcome Document by appointing Claire Charters (Maori from New Zealand) and Prof. James Anaya (former UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples) alongside the permanent representatives of the Governments of Finland and Ghana to assist him in the consultations on the WCIP2014 follow-up regarding the participatory status of indigenous peoples at the United Nations.
Two weeks after the adoption by the United Nations of the Sustainable Development Goals indigenous peoples gather in Copenhagen to take stock and strategize on their involvement in the 2030 agenda.
IWGIA and the Norwegian Forum for Development Cooperation with Indigenous Peoples have organised a Roundtable Conference to assess the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals and their relevance for indigenous peoples.
Joint statement on the continued lack of protection of the rights of indigenous peoples with respect to their cultural heritage in the context of UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention
Joint statement of: Endorois Welfare Council, Saami Council & International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)