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Free Prior and Informed Consent – An Indigenous Peoples’ right and a good practice for local communities – FAO

FPIC FAOThis Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Manual is designed as a tool for project practitioners (herein referred as project managers) for a broad range of projects and programmes (hereinafter to be referred to as projects) of any development organization, by providing information about the right to FPIC and how it can be implemented in six steps.

FPIC is a principle protected by international human rights standards that state, ‘all peoples have the right to self-determination’ and – linked to the right to self-determination – ‘all peoples have the right to freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development’. Read more

 

Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations Human Rights System – OHCHR

OHCHR1This Fact Sheet provides a reader-friendly overview of the United Nations human rights system and the rights of indigenous peoples. It is designed to give readers:
• A summary of indigenous peoples’ rights;
• An overview of the international human rights bodies and mechanisms in relation to indigenous peoples;
• A description of the activities of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) related to indigenous peoples; Read more

 

GA70 SG Report: Progress made in the implementation of the outcome document of the WCIP

Report of the Secretary-General, entitled Progress made in the implementation of the outcome document of the World Conference on Indigenous PeoplesThe Report of the Secretary-General for the General Assembly Seventieth session (A/70/84) provides an overview of the implementation of the outcome document of the high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, held in September 2014 (General Assembly resolution 69/2); an update on the development of a system-wide action plan to ensure a coherent approach to achieving the ends of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; recommendations on how to use, modify and improve existing United Nations mechanisms to achieve the ends of the Declaration; and specific proposals to enable the participation of indigenous peoples’ representatives and institutions at the United Nations. Read more

 

Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Handbook for Parliamentarians

Implementing the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Handbook for ParliamentariansParliaments play a central role in enacting legislation that recognizes indigenous peoples’ rights and adopting budgetary measures to implement those rights, both of which are critical enablers to drive the implementation of the UN Declaration at the national level. This handbook aims to be a practical instrument to enable parliamentarians around the world to understand indigenous peoples’ rights better and to provide practical ideas for the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples which defines the minimum standards necessary for the survival, dignity and well-being of indigenous peoples of the world. Read more

 

State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2nd Volume, Health

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2nd Volume, Health (Advanced Copy)Over the past two decades, international efforts have been made to improve the rights of indigenous peoples, to bring awareness to their issues, including their engagement in developing policy and programmes in order to improve their livelihoods.  In the First Decade of the World’s Indigenous People (1995 – 2004) the United Nations created the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues as well as the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples. During the Second Decade of the World’s Indigenous People (2005 – 2015), there have been further initiatives such as the creation of Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  Read more