02 August 2012
Indigenous and tribal peoples constitute at least 5,000 distinct peoples with a population of more than 370 million, living in 70 different countries. They are part of the overall contribution of all peoples’ to the diversity and richness of the world. Yet there is an urgent need to respect, promote and protect their inherent collective and individual rights that derive from their social, economic, cultural and political institutions, traditions and knowledge. This Brochure addresses the collective strategy of the five UN agencies in the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples.
19 September 2007
training session for indigenous representatives and policy makers
01 January 2007
The Guide is intended to serve indigenous peoples and their representatives as a source of information and a tool for engaging with policy and decision makers. At the same time it is a tool for the broader development community, including international and national development professionals.