The Indigenous World 2020

Publisher: IWGIA
Author: General Editor: Dwayne Mamo
Number of pages: 784
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-98-2
ISSN number: 1024-0217
Publication language: English
Region publication is about: World
Financially supported by: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DANIDA)
Release year: 2020
Release Month | Day: April

Tags: Land rights, Global governance, Climate, Human rights, IWGIA

The compilation is the unique result of a collaborative effort between Indigenous and non-indigenous activists and scholars who voluntarily document and report on the situation of Indigenous Peoples’ rights. We thank them and celebrate the bonds and sense of community that result from the close cooperation needed to make this one-of-a kind documentation tool available.  

For 34 consecutive years IWGIA has published The Indigenous World in collaboration with this community of authors. This yearly overview serves to document and report on the developments Indigenous Peoples have experienced throughout 2019. The Indigenous World 2020 adds not only documentation, but also includes a special focus on climate change. 
Rising temperatures, unpredictable weather and shifting climate patterns, coupled with a global insatiable land rush, are increasingly straining the lands Indigenous Peoples have traditionally been caring for and defending. Throughout 2019, Indigenous Peoples also continued to be persecuted, threatened, criminalised and killed in their efforts to defend their rights. 
The 66 regional and country reports and 17 reports on international processes and initiatives covered in this edition underscore these trends. IWGIA publishes this volume with the intent that it is used as a documentation tool and as an inspiration to promote, protect and defend the rights of Indigenous Peoples, their struggles, worldviews and resilience.
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