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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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...
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...

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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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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In his recently released annual report to the UN Human Rights Council, the Special Rapporteur provides a summary of his activities since his previous report to the Council (A/HRC/18/35), including his examination of the thematic issue of violence...

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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Diplomats, journalists and media activists from around the globe turned out at United Nations headquarters on Thursday, August 9th for the 18th annual International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. In honor of this year’s theme, ‘Indigenous...
SAN SALVADOR (17 August 2012) The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, today urged the Government of El Salvador to adopt new measures to recover ancestral indigenous cultures and establish participatory...
"During my mission, I will analyze the situation of indigenous peoples, who are among the most vulnerable and marginalized groups worldwide," said Mr. Anaya. This will be the first visit to El Salvador by an independent expert appointed by the UN...
The highest percentages of indigenous people in proportion to the total national population are in China (36 percent), South Asia (32 percent) and Southeast Asia (10 percent), according to “Indigenous Peoples, Poverty, and Development”, a treatise...

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.

Indigenous peoples presented the following statement at the Opening Plenary at UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Indigenous peoples are one of the major groups defined in Agenda 21 that formalized nine groups as the overarching categories through...
Government security forces are violently forcing indigenous peoples to leave their traditional lands to make way for extensive development plans. Government officials have carried out arrests, beatings and detentions against residents of the Lower...
Indigenous Peoples International Declaration on Self-Determination and Sustainable Development 19 June, 2012, Rio De Janeiro Indigenous Peoples from all regions of the world met at the “Indigenous Peoples International Conference on Sustainable...

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