As documented in many publications produced by IWGIA, pastoralism is a livelihood system, which is uniquely adapted to very harsh and dry environments. Most of indigenous peoples in Africa are pastoralists, meaning that they are constantly moving
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As elsewhere in North Africa, the Amazigh form Tunisia’s indigenous population. There are no official statistics regarding their number but specialists estimate that there are around 1 million speakers of Tamazight (the Amazigh language) in

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Along with staff members, IWGIA supported five indigenous representatives to attend and participate in the Forum, including representatives from Russia, Mexico, Tanzania, Bangladesh, and Brazil.

Included in the agenda were discussions on the
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14 November the publication “World Heritage Sites and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights” was presented at the World Parks Congress in Sydney. At the presentation contributing authors shared some of the experiences recorded in the book.

Today, 9 August, the world marks the International Day of Indigenous Peoples, focusing on the implementation of their rights. Seven years after the adoption of the UN Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and six weeks before the United

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The second week of the UN Permanent Forum started with a discussion on the High Level Plenary Meeting also known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP). The special adviser to the President of the General Assembly of the 68th General

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The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in its Sixth Atlas edition revealed that the indigenous population is more vulnerable to diabetes due to their socioeconomic disadvantage, lack of access to care and marginalization. The document reflects the

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The report explores the relevance and applicability of the UN Guiding Principles for indigenous peoples affected by business operations and seeks to provide guidance to enterprises, indigenous peoples and governments wishing to safeguard protection of

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The Government of Zimbabwe does not identify any specific group as indigenous, arguing that all Zimbabweans are indigenous peoples.

There are two peoples who self-identify as indigenous in Zimbabwe. These are the:

  • Tshwa (Tyua, Cuaa) San, who
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We are very please to present the first edition of the newsletter of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations (WGIP) of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. The newsletter “The Voice of the Indigenous” will be published twice a...

It is with deep sorrow and regret we recieve the message that Lazaro Moringe Parkipuny passed away yesterday. He was an old friend of IWGIA and the first indigenous representative from Africa to participate in meetings of the United Nations Working

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Elifuraha Isaya Laltaika, a lecturer in law and an advocate of the high court in Tanzania, discusses the right to information in connection to Tanzania’s main climate change migration strategy called REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and...

The members of the Indigenous Peoples Task Force on ASEAN (IPTF), Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and other indigenous peoples organizations, express their extreme disappointment to the adopted version of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

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Omo valley is the home of indigenous peoples The Lower Omo Valley in south-west Ethiopia and Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya are marked by a harsh climate and unique, fragile ecosystems. They are home to 12 indigenous peoples, one of the largest...

We, CSOs representing the interests of pastoralists in Tanzania are deeply disturbed by widely circulating news that people have died of hunger and a face a multiplicity of other hunger related complications in Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is

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On 15 November 62 grassroots, national, regional, and international civil society groups gathered in Phnom Penh, Cambodia made a press release calling upon ASEAN Member States to postpone the adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration, which,

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Due to the increasing and expanding operations of multinational corporations in indigenous peoples’ territories, the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) has conducted a study on the business practices of corporations in indigenous peoples’

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The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) welcomes the range of reports concerning the human rights of indigenous people during the upcoming 21st session of the Human Rights Council, being held from September 10 to 28, 2012. In view of the discussion on

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The text that has been negotiated at Rio +20, moderated by Brazil, insists on including mining and sustainable development. Indigenous peoples clearly propose that mining is incompatible with sustainable development.

Ratified by over five hundred Indigenous Peoples from Brazil and throughout the world, the Kari-Oca II declaration demands respect for Indigenous Peoples’ rights and the dignity of Mother Earth and condemns the Green Economy as the privatization of...
As government representatives start formal negotiations in Brazil to seek agreements on so-called ‘green economy’ policies and to assess progress in fulfilling commitments on environment and development made at the Rio Earth Summit twenty years...
The current paradigm to perpetuate economic growth, which has always been criticized by indigenous peoples, is sadly still the underlying principle of the Rio+20 document. Culture, as the underpinning foundation of Sustainable Development, has not...
In relation to the Rio +20 World Conference on Sustainable Development that takes place this week in Rio, AIPP’s Indigenous Women’s Programme has prepared a briefing note, in which indigenous women from the Asia-Pacific region share their key...
Yesterday, 17 June 2012, around 200 indigenous peoples from all around the world met at the Museu do Republica in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil, in order to discuss their own visions, concerns and expectations for Rio+20 and sustainable development in...

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