OCTOBER 12: On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas. In many American countries, the day is used to honour indigenous peoples - and urge for respect for their rights.
OPEN CALL: IWGIA calls for innovative concept notes for projects for and by indigenous youths relating to one of the overall thematic priorities of IWGIA's work: Climate action, Global governance, or Land rights.
The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted at the UN General Assembly ten years ago. Denmark was one of the catalysers of drafting the Declaration and bringing it to the General Assembly. Read our interview with the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs.
LAND RIGHTS: Industries and investors lead the global land grab for new agribusiness and green projects at the cost of local communities and indigenous peoples. A new report guides you through the complexities and the legal frameworks related to human rights and today’s scramble for land.
According to reliable information received by IWGIA, forced and illegal evictions of Maasai pastoralists and serious human rights violations are happening in Tanzania. These violations take place on registered village land in Loliondo Division of Ngorongoro District, Arusha Region.