SWAP Implementation

 

The United Nations system is already at work implementing the System Wide Action Plan (SWAP), which was introduced to indigenous peoples and member states at the 15th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in May 2016.

1 )   Raise awareness of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Develop and launch a media and outreach campaign 


Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – Main website

Indigenous peoplesSub-site

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3)  Support the realisation of indigenous peoples’ rights in the implementation and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Department of Public Information (DPI)  Main website


4 )  Map existing standards and guidelines, capacities, training materials and resources within the United Nations system, international financial institutions and the members of the Inter-Agency Support Group on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues for the effective implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (ECLAC)

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) – Main website

Indigenous peoples and Afro-descendants – Sub-site

  • Progress Report of the Ad Hoc Working Group for the Preparation of a Proposal on the Indicators for Regional Follow-Up of the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development (16 August 2016) |EN| ES| – Refer to Chapter H: Indigenous peoples: interculturalism and rights, Pg. 34
  • Sistema de Indicadores Sociodemográfico de Poblaciones y Pueblos Indígenas de América Latina (2015) – SISPPI |ES|
  • Guide “Sistema de Indicadores Sociodemográfico de Poblaciones y Pueblos Indígenas de América Latina” – SISPPI (Guía para el usuario) |ES|
  • Study “Los pueblos indígenas en América Latina: avances en el último decenio y retos pendientes para la garantía de sus derechos” (November 2014) |ES|
  • Infographics “Indigenous Peoples in Latin America” (September 2014) |ES| EN|
  • Montevideo consensus on population and development (August 2013) |ENES| – Refer to Chapter H. Indigenous peoples: interculturalism and rights, Pg. 30
  • Caja de herramientas para la inclusión de pueblos indígenas y afrodescendientes en los censos de población y vivienda (December 2011) |ES|
  • Handbook “Recomendaciones para los censos de la década de 2010 en América Latina” (August 2011) |ES|
  • Seminar/Workshop “Censos 2010 y la inclusión del enfoque étnico: hacia una construcción participativa con pueblos indígenas y afrodescendientes de América Latina” (Septiembre 2009) |ES|

EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

European Union – Main website

Human rights & Democracy: Indigenous PeoplesSub-site

European Instrument for Democracy & Human Rights (EIDHR)Sub-site

  • The European Consensus on Development (February 2006) |EN|

  • Policy “Implementing EU External Policy on Indigenous Peoples” (October 2016) |EN|

FONDO PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LOS PUEBLOS INDÍGENAS DE AMÉRICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE

Fondo para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas de América Latina y El Caribe (FILAC)

  • Policy “Fondo para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas de América Latina y El Caribe”  (November 2012)|EN|

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS (FAO)

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – Main website

Indigenous peoplesSub-site

  • Manual “Free Prior and Informed Consent: An indigenous peoples’ right and a good practice for local communities. Manual for project practitioners” (2016) |AR| EN| ES| FR| RU|
  • Publication “FAO Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples” (2017) |EN|ES|FR|RU|
  • E-course on “Respecting Free, Prior and Informed Consent” January
  • FAO’s work on Indigenous People/Traditional Knowledge and Biodiversity |EN| ES| FR|
  • Infographics “Indigenous Peoples poster” (November 2016) |EN|
  • Infographics “Indigenous Peoples can feed the world” (October 2016) |EN|
  • Video “Indigenous Peoples can feed the world” (October 2016) |EN|
  • Video “Victoria Tauli-Corpuz on indigenous peoples and climate change” |EN|
  • Video “Día Mundial de la Alimentación 2016 – Panamá” (October 2016) |ES|
  • Video “How can Indigenous Peoples contribute to the world food security?” (September 2016) |EN|
  • Video “Proyecto Indígena, Panamá” (March 2016) |ES|
  • Video “Escuela de Liderazgo de Mujeres Indígenas” (March 2016) |ES|
  • Video “Indigenous women” (June 2016) |EN|
  • Video “Indigenous food systems” (June 2016) |EN|
  • Project “Using indigenous knowledge to reverse land degradation in Angola” |ARENES| FR| RUZH|
  • Video “An indigenous perspective on the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines” (January 2017) |EN| ES|
  • Video “What are the main UN bodies mandated to focus on indigenous peoples?” (February 2017) |EN| ES|

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INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (IADB)

Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) – Main website

IADB and Gender and Diversity – Sub-site

  • Policy “IADB Operational Policy on Indigenous Peoples and Strategy for Indigenous Development” (July 2006) |EN|

INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT (IFAD)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) – Main website

IFAD and Indigenous Peoples – Sub-site

Youth and indigenous peoplesSub-site

IFAD’s Engagement with Indigenous Peoples: Evaluation SynthesisSub-site

  • Policy “Engagement with Indigenous Peoples” (November 2009) |EN|
  • Publication “A decade of IFAD’s engagement with indigenous peoples” (April 2017) |EN| ES| FR|
  • Publication “Indigenous Peoples Glossary” (October 2016) |EN| ES| FR|
  • Publication “The Traditional Knowledge Advantage: Indigenous peoples’ knowledge in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies” (April 2016) |EN| ES| FR|
  • How to do notes “Seeking free, prior and informed consent in IFAD investment projects” (September 2015) |EN|ES|FR|
  • Infographic “IFAD’s Engagement with Indigenous Peoples – Evaluation Synthesis” |EN|
  • Brochure “Tapping into the knowledge of indigenous peoples” (February 2015) |EN|
  • Study “Custodians of culture and biodiversity: Indigenous peoples take charge of their challenges and opportunities” |EN| ES|

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO)

International Labour Organization (ILO) – Main website

ILO and Indigenous and Tribal Peoples – Sub-site

  • Publication “Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: From Victims to Change Agents through Decent Work” (April 2017)|EN|

  • Report “The labour situation of indigenous women in Peru: A study” (March 2017) |EN|

  • Report “The Rights of indigenous peoples in Asia” (March 2017) |EN|

  • Report “The Rights of indigenous peoples in Asia [Executive Summary]” (March 2017) |EN|

  • Publication “Procedures for consultations with indigenous peoples – Experiences from Norway” (November 2016) |EN|

  • Brief “Sustainable Development Goals: Indigenous Peoples in Focus” (July 2016) |EN| FR|

  • Publication “A cooperative way for empowering indigenous peoples” (July 2016) |EN| ES| FR|

  • Brochure “Indigenous peoples in Cameroon: a guide for media professionals” (December 2015) |EN| FR|

  • Publication “Indigenous Peoples in the World of Work in Asia and the Pacific: A Status Report” (December 2015) |EN|

  • Report “Indigenous Persons with Disabilities: Access to Training and Employment” (August 2015) |EN| epub|
  • Briefing note “Indigenous Peoples in the World of Work: Snapshots from Asia” (August 2015) |EN|

  • Fact sheet “Indigenous peoples in domestic work – Facing multiple discrimination and disadvantage” (August 2015) |EN|

  • Report “UNIPP Success Stories: Cooperating to promote and protect indigenous peoples’ rights” (May 2014) |EN|

  • Handbook “Understanding the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention” (February 2013) |EN| ES| FR|

  • Working paper “Comparative analysis on the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention No. 169, UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act (IPRA) of the Philippines” (June 2012) |EN|

  • Working paper “Indigenous women workers – With case studies from Bangladesh, Nepal and the Americas” (February 2012) |EN|

  • Fact sheet “Guidelines for Combating Child Labour Among Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (ITPs)” (July 2011) |EN| FR|

  • Policy brief “Unlocking indigenous peoples’ potential for sustainable rural development” (June 2011) |EN| ES| FR|

  • Book Overview report of the Research Project by the ILO and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the constitutional and legislative protection of the rights of indigenous peoples (October 2009) |EN|

  • Guide “Eliminating discrimination against indigenous and tribal peoples in employment and occupation” (February 2008) |EN| ES| FR|

  • Book Indigenous and tribal peoples. An ethnic audit of selected poverty reduction strategy papers (September 2005) |EN|

  • Working paper “Enganche y Servidumbre por Deudas en Bolivia” (January 2005) |ES|

  • Working paper “Servidumbre por Deudas y Marginación en el Chaco de Paraguay” (January 2005) |ES|

  • Working paper “El Trabajo Forzoso en la Extracción de la Madera en la Amazonía Peruana” (January 2005) |ES|

  • Paper “Of Peace-making and Basket-weaving: ILO Convention No. 169 and the Guatemala Peace Process” (December 2004) |EN|

  • Manual “ILO convention on indigenous and tribal peoples, 1989 (No. 169)” (December 2003)  |EN|

  • C107 – Indigenous and Tribal Populations Convention, 1957 (No. 107)

  • C169 – Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169)


INTERNATIONAL LAND COALLITION (ILC)

International Land Coalition – Main website

ILC and Indigenous Peoples – Sub-site

  • Study “Indigenous Peoples Secretariat key ally in demarcation and titling of indigenous territories” (2014) |EN|
  • Study “Diálogo entre indígenas, criollos y Estado resuelve conflicto por la tierra” (2014) |ES|
  • Policy brief “Tested, cost-effective and practical: Securing the land rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities is a key solution to climate change” (2017) |EN| ES| FR|
  • Policy “ILC’s Approach to Indigenous Peoples’ Issues” (2012) |EN| ES| FR|
  • Study “Indigenous communities successfully claim right to free, prior and informed consent” (2015) |EN|
  • Study “Mobilisation, mapping and legal action help indigenous community oppose mining activities” (2016) |EN|
  • Study “Payment for ecosystem services connects urban community with indigenous people” (2016) |EN|
  • Study “Sustainable forest management ties indigenous group together against eviction threats” (2016) |EN|
  • Study “Participatory construction of 3D maps strengthens indigenous land management” (2017) |EN|
  • Study “Indigenous Peoples Secretariat key ally in demarcation and titling of indigenous territories” (2015) |EN|
  • Study “Indigenous peoples’ rights to lands, territories, and resources” (2013) |EN| ES| FR|
  • Study “Participatory mapping of customary forest use to influence spatial planning” (2014) |EN|
  • Study “Linking national and international campaigns helps reverting land grab” (2016) |EN|
  • Study “Mobilisation, mapping and legal action help indigenous community oppose mining activities” (2016) |EN|
  • Report “Palm oil and indigenous peoples in South East Asia” (2011) |EN|
  • Study “Regularisation of community and privately-owned land” (2015) |EN|
  • Study “Land entitlement empowers indigenous communities” (2017) |ES|
  • Factsheet “Secure Indigenous and Community Land Rights contribute to fight Climate Change” (2016) |EN|
  • Study “Indigenous communities successfully claim right to free, prior and informed consent” (2015) |EN|
  • Briefing paper “The Impacts of Land Dispossession on Indigenous Women” (2015) |EN|
  • Working paper “Community Mapping, Natural Resources and Indigenous People Movement in Indonesia” (2004) |EN|
  • Report “Liberalization of ownership versus indigenous territories in the North of Nicaragua: The case of the Chorotegas” (2011) |EN| ES|

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION (IOM)

International Organization for Migration (IOM) – Main website


UNITED NATIONS REGIONAL COMMISSIONS OFFICE

United Nations Regional Commissions Office – Main website


SECRETARIAT FOR THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (SCBD)

Secretariat for the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) – Main website

Article 8 (j) traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices – Sub-site


OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (OHCHR)

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) – Main website

OHCHR and Indigenous Peoples – Sub-site

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – Sub-site

Indigenous Fellowship Programme – Sub-site

Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples – Sub-site

UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples – Sub-site

  • Fact Sheet 9/Rev.2 “Indigenous Peoples and the United nations Human Rights System” (2013) |EN|
  • Manual “A Manual for National Human Rights Institutions: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” (August 2013) |EN| ES| FR| RU|
  • Brochure “Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples” (September 2013) |EN|

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE ON VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN

Office of the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children – Main website


UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUND (UNICEF)

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – Main website

UNICEF and Indigenous and Minority Children – Sub-site

  • Study “Breaking the Silence on Violence against Indigenous Girls, Adolescents and Young Women” (May 2013) |EN|
  • Publication “Know Your Rights! United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – for indigenous adolescents” (January 2013) |EN| ES| RU|
  • Podcast “Podcast #76: The right of indigenous peoples to education that’s appropriate to their culture is recognized. But is it realized?” (June 2013) |EN|
  • Essay “Perspective: From invisibility to inclusion for indigenous children with disabilities” (2013) |EN|
  • Working paper “Promoting the Rights of Indigenous Children and Women: A Stocktaking of UNICEF’s Approach and Practice” (April 2009) |EN|

UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT (UNCTAD)

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) – Main website


UNITED NATIONS DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS (UNDESA)

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) – Main website


UNITED NATIONS DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL AFFAIRS (DPA)

United Nations Department of Political Affairs (DPA) – Main website


UNITED NATIONS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION (DPI)

United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) –  Main website

  • United Nations and Indigenous Peoples – outreach material from across the UN |EN|

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (UNDP)

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) – Main website

UNDP and Indigenous Peoples – Sub-site

United Nations Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership – Sub-site

UNDP and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America – Sub-site

  • Policy “UNDP and Indigenous Peoples: A Policy of Engagement” (June 2001) |EN| ES| FR|
  • Factsheet “United Nations Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership (UNIPP)” |EN|
  • Handbook for Parliamentarians “Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” (September 2014) |EN| ES| FR| RU|
  • Policy “UNDP and Indigenous Peoples: A Practice Note on Engagement” |EN|
  • Briefing note “Indigenous Conservation territories and Community-conserved Areas (ICCAs) in Iran” (June 2009) |EN|
  • Background paper “Indigenous Peoples in Comparative Perspective” (2004) |EN|
  • Fact sheet “Fast Facts: Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines” (July 2013) |EN|
  • Issue brief “Enhancing participation and representation of indigenous peoples in parliament” (October 2014) |EN|
  • Fact sheet “Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines” (February 2010) |EN|
  • Concept note “Supporting Meaningful Participation of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities in UNFCCC COP 21 in Partnership with the International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change (IIPFCC)” (May 2015) |EN|
  • Report “Indigenous Voices in Asia-Pacific” (July 2012) |EN|
  • Highlights “Establishing the first indigenous electoral communication network in Latin America and Caribbean” (October 2011) |EN|
  • Report “Informe sobre Desarrollo Humano de los Pueblos Indígenas en México” (October 2010) |ES|
  • Project document “Regional Initiative on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Development (RIPP) – Phase II” (2008) |EN|
  • Resource kit “Resource Kit on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues” (June 2008) |EN|
  • Guidance note “Standard 6: Indigenous Peoples” |EN|
  • Paper “UNDP and Indigenous Peoples towards Effective Partnerships” (November 2006) |EN|
  • Publication “Millennium Development Goals and Indigenous Peoples” (2015) |EN|
  • Atlas “Atlas of Indigenous Knowledge on Climate Change Adaptation” (September 2015) |EN|
  • Publication “Indigenous Peoples and the Human Rights-Based Approach to Development: Engaging in Dialogue” (January 2007) |EN|
  • Training manual “Indigenous Women and Decision-Making: A Community Training Manual” (January 2007) |EN|
  • Case study “Indigenous Women and the United Nations System” (January 2007) |EN|
  • Success stories “Cambodian indigenous people gear up for election” |EN|
  • Success stories “Protecting our planet’s lungs” (May 2017) |EN|
  • Regional Initiative on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Development in the Asia Pacific (UNDP-RIPP)
  • UN-REDD Programme

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANISATION (UNESCO)

United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) – Main website

Indigenous Peoples and UNESCO – Sub-site

Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems – Sub-site

Towards a UNESCO policy on engaging with indigenous peoples – Sub-site

  • Multimedia teacher education programme “Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainability” |EN|
  • Report “Knowing our Lands and Resources: Indigenous and Local Knowledge of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in the Americas” (2017) |EN|
  • Report “Knowing our Lands and Resources: Indigenous and Local Knowledge of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Europe and Central Asia (ECA)” (2017) |EN|
  • Report “Knowing our Lands and Resources: Indigenous and Local Knowledge of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Africa” (2017) |EN|
  • Report “Indigenous Peoples and the Information Society: Emerging uses of ICTs” (2016) |EN|
  • Publication “Indigenous and Local Knowledge about Pollination and Pollinators associated with Food Production” (2015) |EN|
  • Book Echoes at Fishermen’s Rock – Traditional Tokelau Fishing (2012) |EN|
  • Publication “Weathering Uncertainty: Traditional Knowledge for Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation” (2012) |EN|
  • Book Women’s Knowledge: Traditional Medicine and Nature (Mauritius, Reunion and Rodrigues) (2011)|FR|
  • Book The Jarawa Tribal Reserve Dossier (2010) |EN|
  • Book Mayangna Knowledge of the Interdependence of People and Nature: Fish and Turtles (2010) |EN|
  • Book Climate Change and Arctic Sustainable Development (2009) |EN|
  • Publication “Learning and Knowing in Indigenous Societies Today” (2009) |EN|
  • Book Fishers’ Knowledge in Fisheries Science and Management (2007) |EN|
  • Book Water and Indigenous Peoples (2006) |EN|
  • Publication “Cultural Diversity and Biodiversity” (March 2006) |EN|
  • Book Reef and Rainforest: An Environmental Encyclopedia of Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands (2005) |EN|
  • Book Evolution of village-based marine resource management in Vanuatu between 1993 and 2001 (2004) |EN|
  • Publication “NGOs in the Governance of Biodiversity” (December 20013) |EN|
  • Publication “Indigenous Knowledge” (September 2002) |EN|
  • Report “Science, Traditional Knowledge and Sustainable Development” (March 2002)|EN|
  • Report “Indigenous Knowledge in Global Policies and Practice for Education, Science and Culture” (2010) |EN|
  • Brochure “Traditional Knowledge in Sustainable Development and Resource Management” (2006) |EN|
  • Poster “Learning and Knowing in Indigenous Societies Today” |EN|
  • Poster “Indigenous Knowledge posters” |EN|
  • Poster “Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS) programme” |EN|
  • Multimedia “The Canoe Is the People – Indigenous Navigation in the Pacific” |EN|
  • Multimedia “Dream Trackers: Yapa art and knowledge of the Australian desert” |EN|

UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME (UNEP)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) – Main website

Indigenous Peoples and Their Communities – Sub-site

  • Policy “UNEP and Indigenous Peoples: A Partnership in Caring for the Environment” (November 2012) |EN| ES| FR|
  • Book Pastoralism and the Green Economy – a natural nexus? (2014) |EN|
  • Report “Side Event: Pastoralism and the Post 2015 agenda” (May 2015) |EN|
  • Background note “Sustainable Pastoralism and the Post 2015 Agenda Opportunities and barriers to pastoralism for global food production and environmental stewardship” (2014) |EN|
  • Briefing note “Pastoralism and the green economy – a natural nexus?” (September 2014) |EN|
  • Report “African Indigenous Peoples and the UNEP Green Economy Initiative: ||Hui!gaeb Report* on Green Economy, Equity & Green Governance” (August 2011) |EN|
  • Evaluation “Terminal evaluation of the UNEP GEF project: Indigenous peoples’ network for change (IPNC)” (September 2010) |EN|
  • Report “Human Rights and the Environment” (June 2012) |EN|
  • Policy “UNEP Environmental, Social and Economic Sustainability Framework” (January 2015) |EN|
  • Guide “Making Tourism More Sustainable” (2005) |EN|
  • Book Climate Change and Arctic Sustainable Development: scientific, social, cultural and educational challenges (2009) |EN|
  • Publication “The Components of Successful Ecotourism” |EN|
  • Publication “Cultural and Spiritual Values of Biodiversity” (1999) |EN|
  • Publication “Environment, Religion and Culture in the Context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” (2016) |EN|
  • Publication “Climate Change and Human Rights” (December 2015) |EN|

UNITED NATIONS FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE (UNFCCC)

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – Main website


UNITED NATIONS FORUM ON FORESTS (UNFF)

United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) – Main website


UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT

United Nations Global Compact – Main website

UN Global Compact and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights – Sub-site

  • Guide “The Business Reference Guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” (2013) |EN| ES| FR| RU|
  • Compilation “Practical Supplement to the Business Reference Guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” (2014) |EN|
  • Report “Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and the Role of Free, Prior and Informed Consent” (February 2014) |EN| ES|
  • Webinar “Business and the realization of Indigenous Peoples’ rights” (2013) |EN|
  • Webinar “Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and the Role of Free, Prior and Informed Consent” (2014) |EN|
  • Webinar “Land Rights and the Role of Business” (2015) |EN|

UNITED NATIONS HUMAN SETTLEMENTS PROGRAMME (UN-HABITAT)

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) – Main website

  • Publication “Indigenous peoples’ right to adequate housing: A global overview” (2005) |EN|
  • Guide “Securing Land Rights for Indigenous Peoples in Cities” (May 2011) |EN|
  • Report “Urban Indigenous Peoples and Migration; A Review of Policies, Programmes and Practices” (2010) |EN|

UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT (UNIDO)

United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) – Main website

  • Policy “Unido Environmental and Social Safeguards Policies and Procedures (ESSPP)” (January 2015) |EN|
  • Brochure “Empowering women: Fostering entrepreneurship” |EN|
  • Factsheet “Women in creative industries” (February 2013) |EN|
  • Report “Report on the Situation of Sustainable Development in Bolivia: Assessment of the Industrial Manufacturing Sector” (September 30) |EN|

UNITED NATIONS INSTITUTE FOR TRAINING AND RESEARCH (UNITAR)

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) – Main website 

  • Training “Indigenous Programme” |EN|

UNITED NATIONS NON-GOVERNMENTAL LIAISON SERVICE (NGLS)

United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) – Main website


UNITED NATIONS OFFICE OF THE COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS (OCHA)

United Nations Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) – Main website


UNITED NATIONS POPULATION FUND (UNFPA)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) – Main website

  • Publication “Promoting Equality, Recognizing Diversity Case Stories in Intercultural Sexual and Reproductive Health among Indigenous Peoples” (August 2010) |EN|
  • Report “UNFPA Work on Indigenous Issues” (2011) |EN|
  • Publication “Breaking the Silence on Violence against Indigenous Girls, Adolescents and Young Women” (May 2013) |EN|

UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME ON HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) – Main website

  • Report “Indigenous Peoples and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS” (March 2006) |EN|
  • Publication “Eliminating forced, coercive and otherwise involuntary sterilization – An interagency statement” (May 2014) |EN|
  • Working paper “UNAIDS engagement with civil society” (April 2013) |EN|

UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM STAFF COLLEGE (UNSSC)

United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) – Main website


UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY, INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES

United Nations University, Institute of Advanced Studies – Main website

  • Event “Respecting Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge and Culture” |EN|

UNITED NATIONS ENTITY FOR GENDER EQUALITY AND THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN (UN WOMEN)

UN Women – Main website 

  • Brief “Indigenous women and the women, peace and security agenda” (2016) |EN| ES|
  • Publication “Breaking the Silence on Violence against Indigenous Girls, Adolescents and Young Women” (May 2013) |EN|
  • Video “Women’s voice for Rio +20 – Mirna Cunningham, Nicaragua” |EN|
  • Video “Colombian women play a central role in peace process” |EN|
  • Guide “Guide for the Evaluation of Programmes and Projects with a Gender, Human Rights and Interculturality Perspective” (March 2014) |EN| ES|

WORLD BANK

World Bank – Main website

World Bank Indigenous Peoples Overview – Sub-site

  • Policy “Performance Standard 7: Indigenous Peoples” (January 2012) |EN|
  • Policy/sub-site “World Bank Indigenous Peoples Policy” |EN|
  • Publication “The Role of Indigenous Peoples in Biodiversity Conservation” (May 2008) |EN|
  • Guide “Guidance Note 7: Indigenous Peoples” (January 2012) |EN|
  • Report “Indigenous Latin America in the Twenty-First Century” (2015) |EN|
  • Working paper “Indigenous Peoples, Poverty and Development” (April 2010) |EN|
  • Working paper “Implementation of the World Bank’s Indigenous Peoples Policy” (August 2011) |EN|
  • Policy “Operational Directive: Indigenous Peoples” (September 1991) |EN|
  • Publication “Economic Opportunities for Indigenous Peoples in Latin America” (2007) |EN|
  • Policy “Operational Manual OP 4.10 – Indigenous Peoples” (July 2005) |EN|
  • Video “Indigenous Latin America in the Twenty-First Century” (March 2016) |EN|
  • Policy brief “Indigenous Peoples: Still among the poorest of the poor” |EN|
  • Took kit “Water and Sanitation Services : Achieving Sustainable Outcomes with Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean” (2016) |EN| ES|
  • Publication “Indigenous People and Poverty in Latin America: An Empirical Analysis” (September 1994) |EN|
  • Book Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean (2010) |EN|
  • Report “Conference on Poverty and Indigenous Peoples” (May 2006) |EN|
  • Report “Indigenous People” (October 2016) |EN|
  • Working paper “Social Networks among Indigenous Peoples in Mexico” (June 2009) |EN|
  • Working paper “Indigenous peoples in Latin America: Economic Opportunities and Social Networks” (May 2007) |EN|
  • Webinar “Poverty and Exclusion among Indigenous Peoples: What is the Global Evidence?” |EN|
  • Policy brief “Indigenous peoples and poverty in Mexico” (April 2011) |EN|
  • Publication “Indigenous Peoples of Russia Country Profile” (June 2014) |EN|
  • Report “Promoting the Development of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America” (1999) |EN|
  • Brochure “Tourism and Indigenous Peoples – Lessons from Recent Experiences in Eco and Ethno Tourism in Latin America and the Caribbean” (August 2009) |EN|
  • Report “Indigenous peoples development in World Bank-financed projects : our people, our resources – striving for a peaceful and plentiful planet” (April 2015) |EN|
  • Brochure “Indigenous Peoples Leadership Capacity Building Program For The Andean Countries” (March 2005) |EN|
  • Note “Participation and Indigenous Peoples” (June 1995) |EN|
  • Brief “Socioeconomic status of the Pygmies in the Democratic Republic of Congo” (April 2011) |EN|
  • Article “Indigenous Peoples Still Among Poorest in World, but Progress Reported in Some Countries” (April 2010) |EN|
  • Video “Empowering Indigenous Peoples Through Community-Driven Development” (June 2016) |EN|
  • Brief “Census-based profile of the Pygmies in Gabon” (March 2011) |EN|
  • Brief “Indigenous Peoples: Growth in Vietnam is strong but not shared equitably across ethnic groups” (September 2010) |EN|

WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME (WFP)

World Food Programme (WFP) – Main site


WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)

World Health Organization (WHO) – Main website

Indigenous populationsSub-site

WHO’s work on indigenous peoples’ healthSub-site

  • Factsheet/Sub-site “Health of indigenous peoples” (October 2007) |EN|
  • Report/Sub-site “Hepatitis B immunization for indigenous adults, Australia” (January 2016) |EN|
  • Article “From warehouse to remote indigenous communities: The journey of vaccines in Brazil” (April 2017) |EN|
  • Publication “Eliminating forced, coercive and otherwise involuntary sterilization” (2014) |EN|
  • Report “High-level Panel on Indigenous Children and Youth” (May 2003) |EN|
  • Factsheet “Indigenous Peoples’ Health” |EN| ES| FR|
  • Factsheet “The health of Indigenous Peoples” (November 2007) |EN| ES| FR|
  • Report “Indigenous peoples & participatory health research” (2003) |EN|
  • Publication “Global compendium of indigenous health research institutions” (2001) |EN|
  • Publication “The mental health of indigenous people : an international overview” (1999) |EN|

WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANIZATION (WIPO)

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) – Main website

WIPO Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Portal – Sub-site

Traditional Knowledge: Publications, Studies and DocumentsSub-site

  • Guide “Protect and Promote Your Culture: A Practical Guide to Intellectual Property for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities” (2017) |EN|
  • Study “Key Questions on Patent Disclosure Requirements for Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge” (2017) |EN|
  • Publication “Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions” (2015) AREN| ES| FR| RU| ZH
  • Tool kit “The World Intellectual Property Organization Traditional Knowledge Documentation Toolkit” (November 2012) |EN|
  • Report “Glossary of Key Terms related to IP and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions” (April 2012) |EN|
  • Report “Intellectual Property Needs and Expectations of Traditional Knowledge Holders” (April 2001) |EN|
  • Publication “Traditional Knowledge & Indigenous Peoples” (2007) |EN| RU|
  • Report “Intellectual Property and Human Rights” (1999) |EN|
  • Brief “Alternative Dispute Resolution for Disputes Related to Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Cultural Expressions and Genetic Resources” (2016) |AR| EN| ES| FR| RU| ZH|
  • Brief “Customary Law and Traditional Knowledge” (2016) |AR| EN| ES| FR| RU| ZH|
  • Brief “Intellectual Property and Traditional Medical Knowledge” (2016) |AR| EN| ES| FR| RU| ZH|
  • Brief “Intellectual Property and Traditional Handicrafts” (2016) |AR| EN| ES| FR| RU| ZH|
  • Brief “Intellectual Property and Arts Festivals” (2016) |AR| EN| ES| FR| RU| ZH|
  • Brief “Developing a National Strategy on Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions” (2016) |AR| EN| ES| FR| RU| ZH|
  • Brief “The WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore” (2016) |AR| EN| ES| FR| RU| ZH|
  • Report “List and Brief Technical Explanation of Various Forms in which Traditional Knowledge May be Found” (November 2010) |EN|
  • Study “Minding Culture: Case Studies on Intellectual Property and Traditional Cultural Expressions” (2003) |EN|
  • Background paper “Consolidated Analysis of the Legal Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions/Expressions of Folklore” (May 2003) |EN|
  • Study “National Experiences with the Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions/Expressions of Folklore – India, Indonesia, the Philippines” (November 2002) |EN|
  • Report “Note on the Meanings of the Term ‘Public Domain’ in the Intellectual Property System with Special Reference to the Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions/Expressions of Folklore” (November 2010) |EN|
  • Report “The Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions: Draft Gap Analysis” (October 2008) |EN|
  • Report “The Protection of Traditional Knowledge: Draft Gap Analysis: Revision” (October 2008) |EN|
  • Guide “Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions/Folklore: A Guide for Countries in Transition” (2013) |EN| FR|
  • Guidelines “Draft Intellectual Property Guidelines for Access to Genetic Resources and Equitable Sharing of Benefits arising from their Utilization” (February 2013) |AR| EN| ES| FR| RUZH|
  • Study “Technical Study on Disclosure Requirements in Patent Systems Related to Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge” (February 2004) |EN|
  • Study “WIPO-UNEP Study on the Role of Intellectual Property Rights in the Sharing of Benefits Arising from the Use of Biological Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge” |EN|
  • Report “Draft Examination of Issues Regarding the Interrelation of Access to Genetic Resources and Disclosure Requirements in Intellectual Property Rights Applications” (August 2005) |EN|
  • Publication “Intellectual Property and the Safeguarding of Traditional Cultures – Legal Issues and Practical Options for Museums, Libraries and Archives” (2010) |EN|
  • Guide “Intellectual Property and Folk, Arts and Cultural Festivals – A Practical Guide” (2014) |EN|
  • Guide “Marketing Crafts and Visual Arts: The Role of Intellectual Property” (2013) |EN|
  • Publication “Documenting Traditional Medical Knowledge” (March 2014) |EN|
  • Publication “Customary Law, Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property: An Outline of the Issues” (2013) |EN|
  • Study “Customary Law in the Protection of Traditional Knowledge – Regional Study in the Andean Countries” (November 2006) |EN|
  • Study “Customary Law in ABS and TK Governance: Perspectives from Andean and Pacific Island Countries” (2008) |EN|
  • Report “Indigenous and Local Communities’ Concerns and Experiences in Promoting, Sustaining and Safeguarding their Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Cultural Expressions and Genetic Resources” (April 2006) |EN|

WORLD TOURISM ORGANIZATION (UNWTO)

World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) – Main website

  • Report “UNWTO Panel on Indigenous Tourism: Promoting equitable partnerships” (March 2017) |EN|
  • Policy “Global Code of Ethics for Tourism” |EN|
  • Brochure “Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals” (2014) |EN|
  • Policy “Global Code of Ethics for Tourism” (1999) |AR| EN| ES| FR| RU|

United Nations system


African Development Bank (AfDB)


Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) – Main website

Indigenous peoples and Afro-descendants  Sub-site


European Union (EU)


Fondo para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indígenas de América Latina y El Caribe (Fondo Indígena)


Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – Main website

Indigenous peoplesSub-site


Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

Data and Statistics on Indigenous Peoples (Tools, Analysis and Maps) – Sub-site


International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)


International Labour Organization (ILO)


International Land Coalition (ILC)

ILC and Indigenous Peoples – Sub-site

  • ILC’s Approach to Indigenous Peoples’ Issues (2013) |EN|ES|FR|
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Rights to Lands, Territories and Resources (2013) |EN|ES|FR|

International Organisation for Migration (IOM)


Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)


Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR)

OHCHR and Indigenous Peoples

Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples

United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples

Fact sheet: Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations Human Rights System (2013)

A Manual for National Human Rights Institutions: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2013)

Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples (2013)


Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)

Convention on Biological Diversity (1992)

Article 8(j) – Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices

Plan of Action on Customary Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity

The Tkarihwaié:ri Code of Ethical Conduct to Ensure Respect for the Cultural and Intellectual Heritage of Indigenous and Local Communities

Akwé: Kon Voluntary Guidelines for the Conduct of Cultural, Environmental and Social Impact Assessment regarding Developments Proposed to Take Place on, or which are Likely to Impact on, Sacred Sites and on Lands and Waters Traditionally Occupied or Used by Indigenous and Local Communities

COP decision XII/5 on Biodiversity for poverty eradication and sustainable development

The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing (2010)

The Links between Biological and Cultural Diversity – a Guide for Policy-Makers

The CBD’s Strategic Plan, Traditional Knowledge, Customary Sustainable Use and Access and Benefit Sharing


United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Protecting and Promoting Traditional Knowledge: Systems, National Experiences and International Dimensions (2004)

Systems and National Experiences for Protecting Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices (2000)


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Main website

Indigenous peoples and UNESCO Sub-site

Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems Sub-site

Implementation Guide: “Teaching Respect for All” (2014) |EN| FR|

Global Citizenship Education – Topics and Learning Objectives (2015) |EN| ESFR| RU|

A Set of Papers Commissioned by MGIEP “Education for Peace and Sustainable Development – Concept, Clarity and Cohesion”


United Nations Global Compact  Main website

UN Global Compact and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights  Sub-site

The Business Reference Guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2013) |EN| ES| FR| RU|

Case example: “Microsoft’s efforts to preserve the Cherokee language” (2012)


United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

UNEP and Indigenous Peoples: A Partnership in Caring for the Environment: Policy Guidance (2012) |EN|ES|FR|


United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Adaptation Knowledge Portal – Sub-site

Synopsis Series Nairobi Work Programme “Indigenous and traditional knowledge and practices for adaptation: overview, available tools, good practices and lessons learned”


United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) – Main website

UNFPA and Indigenous Peoples – Sub-site

Thematic Paper: Towards the preparation of the 2014 World Conference on Indigenous Peoples “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Indigenous Peoples” (2014)

UNFPA Work on Indigenous Issues (2011)


United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)

Securing Land Rights for Indigenous Peoples in Cities: Policy Guide (2011)

Urban Indigenous Peoples and Migration: A Review of Policies, Programmes and Practices (2010)

Housing Indigenous Peoples in Cities: Policy Guide (2009)

Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Adequate Housing: A Global Overview (2005)


United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) – Main website

UNICEF and Indigenous and Minority Children  Sub-site

Informe: “Panorama Educativo de la Población Indígena” (2016)

Report: “Without denial, delay, or disruption: Ensuring First Nations children’s access to equitable services through Jordan’s Principle” (2015)

Serie Buenas Practicas: “Buenas prácticas sobre educación indígena” (2014)

Serie Buenas Prácticas: “Participación de niñas y adolescentes indígenas sobre su derecho a la educación” (2014)

Breaking the Silence on Violence against Indigenous Girls, Adolescents and Young Women (2013)

Guía: “Derechos de Infancia e Interculturalidad” (2013)

Estudio: “Procedimientos Policiales y Derechos del Niño” (2012)

Promoting the Rights of Indigenous Children and Women: A stocktaking of UNICEF’s approach and practice (2009)


UN Women

Research brief: “Indigenous Women & the Women, Peace and Security Agenda”


World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)  Main website

WIPO Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Portal  Sub-site

“Traditional Knowledge documentation Toolkit” (November 2012)

International Conference: Intellectual Property, the Internet, Electronic Commerce and Traditional Knowledge (2002)


World Bank (WB)

Indigenous Latin America in the Twenty-First Century (2015)


5 )  Develop the capacities of States, indigenous peoples, civil society and United Nations personnel

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – Main website

Indigenous peoples Sub-site

E-learning course: “Respecting Free, Prior and Informed Consent” (January 2017) |EN|


Office of the High Commissionner on Human Rights (OHCHR)

Indigenous Fellowship Programme


World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) – Main website

Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Portal – Sub-site

WIPO Indigenous Fellowship Program |EN|


United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Training Programme to Enhance the Conflict Prevention and Peacemaking Capacities of Indigenous Peoples’ Representatives


6)  Advance the participation of indigenous peoples in UN processes

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INFORMATION (DPI)

Department of Public Information (DPI) – Main website

Video/Article: “Envoy on Youth addresses UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Youth Session” (May 2016) |EN|