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Knowledge generation is an important foundation for increasing understanding and for pushing for change. In this database, you can find all of our resources, which include books, manuals, briefings, human rights reports and urgent alerts. 

La generación de conocimiento es una base importante para aumentar la comprensión y para impulsar cambios en el terreno. En esta base de datos, puede encontrar todos nuestros recursos, que incluyen libros, manuales, informes, informes de derechos humanos y alertas urgentes.

Indigenous Peoples' Rights in International Law: Emergence and Application

Number of pages: 527
ISBN number: 978-82-8144-083-8
Country publication is about: International
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2015
This diverse collection of essays and articles emerged from a workshop held in Oslo in March 2012, hosted by the Norwegian Center for Human Rights and the University of Oslo. The purpose of the workshop was to gather memories of how the international community had decided to examine the situation of Indigenous peoples, to explore, explain and celebrate their pioneering work within the United Natio...
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Secure and equitable land rights in the Post-2015 Agenda

Number of pages: 8
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2015
This technical briefing authored by a number of international organizations working on food security, natural resources management and poverty eradication and endorsed by many local civil society organisations around the world strongly encourage governments to keep the profile of land and natural resources high in the document on sustainable development goals to be endorsed in September 2015. ...
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Non-Carbon Benefits in REDD+

Region publication is about:
Release year: 2014
Indigenous peoples perspectives and recommendations to the subsidiary body for scientific and technological advice (SBSTA). AIPP Submission on Methodological Issues Related to Non-Carbon Benefits Resulting from the Implementation of REDD+ Activities. March 26, 2014
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World Heritage Sites and Indigenous Peoples' Rights

Number of pages: 545
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-54-8
ISSN number: ISSN: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Botswana, Botsuana, Canada, Canadá, Kenya, Kenia, Tanzania, Australia, Sápmi
Region publication is about: Africa, África, Asia, International, Internacional, Latin America, América Latina, Oceania, North America, América del Norte , Pacific, Pacífico, Europe, Europa
Release year: 2014
This book includes 20 case studies of World Heritage sites from around the world and relevant background articles. The case studies explore and document, from a human rights perspective, indigenous peoples’ experiences with World Heritage sites and with the processes of the World Heritage Convention. They also identify recurring concerns and systemic shortcomings in the implementation of the Con...
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Indigenous Women in REDD+ - Making their Voice Heard

Number of pages: 12
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2014
Women – both indigenous and non-indigenous – have actively engaged in international and national REDD+ processes to raise their concerns regarding the potential negative impact of REDD+ on women, and to assert their right to equally participate in negotiations, planning and implementation of REDD+. Indigenous women share many of the basic concerns and needs with their non-indigenous sister...
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Work Place Diversity in Aid Agencies in Laos

Author: Steeve Daviau
Number of pages: 62
Release year: 2014
In this research report anthropologist Steeve Daviau examines how well the international aid community in Lao has done in ensuring that their workplaces are diverse and representative of the many ethnic groups in the country. The overall goal of the research is to assist aid organizations in Laos to critically assess and improve their stated values, attitudes and actual progress in becoming inc...
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Russia: Indigenous Peoples in the Russian Federation. IWGIA report 18

Author: Johannes Rohr
Number of pages: 69
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-49-4
Country publication is about: Russia, Rusia
Region publication is about: Europe, Europa
Release year: 2014
This report examines the human rights situation of the 41 indigenous peoples living in the Northern and Asian territories of the Russian Federation. While their historical homelands account for two-thirds of the territory of contemporary Russia, these people number a little over 250,000 individuals in total. This is the equivalent of a medium-sized city stretched out over the better part of th...
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Shifting Cultivation, Livelihood and Food Security New and Old Challenges for Indigenous Peoples in Asia

Number of pages: 11
Country publication is about: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Tailandia, Laos, Cambodia, Camboya, Nepal , Nepal
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2014
This briefing note presents the findings of seven case studies conducted from May to June 2014. The studies were conducted in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal and Thailand and looked into the livelihood and food security among indigenous shifting cultivation communities in South and Southeast Asia. The briefing note provides a summary of the main findings of the case studies...
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Post 2015 Development Process: Water

Number of pages: 5
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2014
Indigenous peoples constitute 5 % of the world’s population but 15 % of the world’s poor. They make up around 1/3 of the world’s extremely poor rural population. Many lack access to, control over and suffer pollution of their water resources, severely damaging their health, livelihood and cultural survival. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer a unique opportunity to address th...
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Fact Sheet: Indigenous peoples in the post-2015 development framework

Number of pages: 3
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2014
The universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda are crucial for indigenous peoples as they will determine the direction of global sustainability and development efforts over the coming decade. Indigenous peoples make up more than 370 million people worldwide and 15% of the world’s poorest individuals. They represent more than 5,000 distinct ethnic grou...
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Post 2015 Development Process: Environmental Sustainability

Number of pages: 5
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2014
Many of the areas of highest biological diversity on the planet are inhabited by indigenous peo¬ples. The current and accelerating climatic and environmental changes threaten indigenous peo¬ples’ basis for existence around the world. The post-2015 development agenda offers a unique opportunity to address indigenous peoples’ key concerns and possible solutions for environmental sustainabi...
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Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation and Initial Contact in the Americas

Number of pages: 81
ISBN number: 978-0-8270-6113-2
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2014
: Recommendations for the Full Respect of their Human Rights Prepared by the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Inter-America Commission on Human Rights The western hemisphere is home to the largest number of indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolation and initial contact in the world. They are the last peoples who were not colonized and who do not have permanen...
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Annual Report 2013

Number of pages: 34
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2014
IWGIA's Annual Report presents the results of IWGIA's activities in 2013 and highlights examples of projects and processes implemented or supported by IWGIA throughout the year
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Constitutional Politics and Indigenous Peoples in Nepal

Number of pages: 12
Country publication is about: Nepal , Nepal
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2014
This report is the result of a monitoring visit to assess IWGIA’s support to promoting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights in the new constitution and beyond. Indigenous peoples in Nepal, known as adivasi janajati, have for centuries experienced systematic discrimination and marginalisation both socially, culturally, politically and economically. The chance to right the historical wron...
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Business and Human Rights: Interpreting the UN Guiding Principles for Indigenous Peoples

Author: By: Johannes Rohr & José Aylwin
Number of pages: 52
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-44-9
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2014
In June 2011, the UN Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP). These principles form the first globally-agreed framework for preventing and addressing adverse human rights impacts linked to business activities. While the UNGP do not introduce new human rights obligations, they do specify how human rights standards and state obligations...
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Case study: Titling of indigenous territories protects and increases tropical forest cover in the Peruvian Amazon.

Number of pages: 3
Country publication is about: Peru, Perú
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2014
This case study from Peru illustrates the importance of Non-Carbon Benefits (NCBs) to REDD+, and particularly the effects of land demarcation and titling of indigenous communities, its impact on governance and democracy, on social structures and livelihoods, and on environment and forest cover. The case shows that NCBs are both land tenure rights as well as subsistence and coffee production, illus...
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The crucial role of indigenous peoples in nurturing forest and maintaining forest cover - An important Non-Carbon Benefit of REDD+

Number of pages: 6
Release year: 2014
There is increasing and widespread recognition that, in order to make greenhouse gas emissions reductions/removals possible and enduring in the forest sector, REDD+ must broaden its scope from a highly carbon-focused to a more holistic approach. Hence, initiatives to achieve Non-Carbon Benefits (NCBs), in association with a robust safeguards regime, are as important as carbon-related measures and ...
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Tribes States and Colonialism: The Evolution of the Concept of Indigenous Peoples and its Application in Asia

Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2014
This discussion paper traces the evolution of the concept of indigenous peoples in the UN system and aims at giving a better understanding of why the concept of indigenous peoples is relevant in an Asian context. Due to the lack of a definition of ‘indigenous peoples’ and the fact that the concept is often interpreted into a context of Western settler colonialism the concept remains contes...
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Marginalisation and Impunity - Violence Against Women and Girls in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

Author: Dr. Bina D'Costa
Number of pages: 80
Country publication is about: Bangladesh
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2014
This report examines selected cases of violence against women and girls in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in 2011 and 2012. It also discusses relevant legal contexts and, based on four key principles, provides recommendations to the government and civil society to address violence against women and girls in the region. The report emphasises that militarisation and transmigration programs ille...
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The Indigenous World 2014

Number of pages: 597
ISBN number: 978-87-927864-18
Region publication is about: Africa, África, Arctic, Ártico, Asia, International, Internacional, Latin America, América Latina, Oceania, North America, América del Norte , Pacific, Pacífico, Middle East, Medio Oriente
Release year: 2014
The 2014 edition contains a comprehensive update on the current situation of indigenous peoples in 73 articles written by indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and activists. The book provides 58 country reports and 15 articles on international processes, reflecting ongoing worldwide human rights violations, especially with regards to indigenous peoples’ land, territories and resources. ...
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Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Africa - Revised and updated 2014

Author: Albert Kwokwo Barume
Number of pages: 390
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-40-1
Country publication is about: Botswana, Botsuana, Kenya, Kenia, South Africa, Sudáfrica, Tanzania
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2014
Professor of Law, Gudmundur Alfredsson writes about the first edition of Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Africa: "It is not only a first-class academic presentation but also a practical one, including a series of conclusions and recommendations that are highly relevant to any implementation and monitoring efforts at the national and international levels. This is a highly recommended book t...
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IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs - is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights. Read more.

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