Indigenous Peoples’ Rights

1. Focus on the priorities

Indigenous people can’t choose their own way of life, get control over their own education, healthcare and so on, unless their lands are secure. That’s the overwhelming priority. All other issues are secondary. If their land rights are recognised,...

In Cambodia, villagers find peaceful means to protect their communities

Sal Hnok starts his story silently – he just takes a shell casing from his pocket and holds it up. He says it was from a bullet fired at him and others in Kanat Thom village, in Cambodia’s northern...

Hundreds of representatives of indigenous peoples from all over the world – including a delegation of Forest Peoples Programme’s partners from Guyana, Kenya, Peru - attended the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP21) that took place in Paris in December 2015.

Their purpose...

23 September 2014: Delegates at the first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP) adopted an outcome document calling for the appointment of a high-level UN official on indigenous peoples, and for UN system-wide coherence of efforts to bring about the full realization of...

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