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
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
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
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
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
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:
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
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
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
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,
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’
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
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.
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 accordance with IWGIAs strategy to focus more on particularly vulnerable indigenous peoples in Asia, like hunter-gatherers in transition, IWGIA last year started supporting a project implemented by Kabalikatsa Kaunlaran ng mga Ayta Incorporated (KAKAI)
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
Indigenous Peoples begin by reaffirming our 5 main messages which are of upmost importance in the outcomes of Rio + 20, and which are directly relevant to the issues under discussion today:
Indigenous pastoralist women in northern Kenya, including the Samburu women, suffer from many human rights violations as both belonging to marginalized indigenous communities and as being women who are victims to various forms of harmful
In response to a surge of violence against indigenous people, the All Walks of Citizen Groups formed a human chain on 24 May to urge Bangladesh’s government to take action to stem this tide.
UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference took place from 14-25 May in Germany; over the course of the conference, International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC) raised many indigenous issues.
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