A Call to Action: Building an Inclusive, Sustainable and Resilient Future with Indigenous Peoples


Indigenous peoples in Peru


In November 2020, the fifth anniversary of the System-Wide Action Plan on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) took the opportunity to revitalize the action plan and strengthen collective and coherent UN system efforts by endorsing a call to action on building an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future with indigenous peoples.

The call to action was developed through the Inter-Agency Support Group on Indigenous Issues and and approved by the High-level Committee on Programmes. The call to action affirms the Executive Heads’ commitment to supporting Member States in the promotion, protection and realization of the rights of indigenous peoples and redoubling efforts to ensure collaborative and coherent United Nations system action to support the rights and well-being of indigenous peoples.


The Call to Action aims to:  

  • Ensure more systematic participation of indigenous peoples in United Nations processes and initiatives that affect them; 
  • Strengthen targeted actions at the country level to support the rights of indigenous peoples and learning from good practices; 
  • Ensure greater accountability and visibility for the action plan; and
  • Strengthen the disaggregation of data on indigenous peoples to ensure greater visibility of indigenous peoples and their situation. 


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