United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) invites Civil Society Organizations to attend the fifteenth session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 15). The session will take place at the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) in Nairobi, Kenya from 18 to 20 … Continue reading
This is a Global Call to Action aiming to engage and mobilize communities, organizations, governments, and individuals worldwide in promoting and securing Indigenous Peoples and local communities’ land rights.
Our goal is to secure all Indigenous and community land rights everywhere. Our target is … Continue reading
Registration is now open for the IUCN World Conservation Congress, taking place from 1 to 10 September 2016 in Hawaiʻi, U.S.A.
On 9 August, an event was held at the UN Headquarters for the annual observance of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous … Continue reading
From 5 to 14 August, 2016, Equator Prize 2010 winner San Crisanto Foundation (Mexico) is participating in its annual Festival del Coco, which it established in 2002. The Festival was created as a community response to counter the loss of coconut trees and the fall of the coconut market. During … Continue reading
A Call for expressions of interest for the Indigenous Fellowship program 2017-2018 has been launched, with a deadline of 23 September, 2016.
Since 2009, when the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Indigenous Fellowship Program was launched, members of indigenous and local communities have worked in WIPO’s Continue reading
The longest running land claim in Australia has been resolved as of 21 June, 2016. The Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, officially handed over 65,000 hectares of land back to the Larrakia community. The Larrakia People, or … Continue reading
We are deeply saddened to learn that another activist and indigenous leader was killed on 6 July. Lesbia Janeth Urquía of Honduras was a … Continue reading
The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) was established by the Human Rights Council, the UN’s main human rights body, in 2007 under Resolution 6/36 as a subsidiary body of the Council.
The Expert Mechanism … Continue reading
On 17 June the international community celebrated the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. Many WIN Members participated in celebrating the day and have shared … Continue reading
The GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) is launching the Indigenous Peoples’ Fellowship Initiative with a global component. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2016.
Registration for the E Alu Pū Global Gathering has been extended thru 29 July 2016. This event will take place before the opening of the IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) Forum and the Pacific Summit.
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New York, 16 May, 2016- The UNDP Equator Initiative hosted a side event titled, Community responses to climate-driven migration at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues’ 15th Session. Panelists included Owen Shumba from the UNDP Livelihoods and Economic Recovery Team; Terence Hay-Edie of the GEF Small Grants Programme; Donna … Continue reading