The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues has identified the proposals,objectives, recommendations and areas of possible future action set out below and, through the Economic and Social Council, recommends that States, entities of the United Nations system, intergovernmental organizations, indigenous peoples, the private sector and non-governmental organizations assist in their realization.
June 12, 2017
Free Prior and Informed Consent – An Indigenous Peoples’ right and a good practice for local communities – FAO
October 14, 2016
This 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
October 14, 2016
This 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
September 16, 2015
The 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
September 8, 2015
Parliaments 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