United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

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Martínez Cobo Study

First UN Study related to Indigenous Peoples by Martinez Cobo

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

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.

The handbook presents good practices in relation to the recognition and exercise of indigenous peoples' rights in different regions of the world. It is the result of cooperation between UNDESA, OHCHR, IFAD, UNDP and IPU.

EN | ES | FR | RU September 22 2014 | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

MDpublicationG Reports, CCAs, UNDAFs and Indigenous Peoples: A Desk Review 2010

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH March 10 2010 | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

State of the the World's Indigenous Peoples

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH February 17 2010 | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

UNDG Guidelines on Indigenous Peoples' Issues

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH October 22 2009 | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

Briefing Notes: Gender and Indigenous Women

 EN only  | May 10 2010 | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

 

Indigenous Women and the United Nations System

Indigenous Women and the United Nations System

The publication offers an overview of the work of the Task Force on Indigenous Women of the Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANGWE). In 2005-2006, the Task Force collected 18 cases studies submitted by SCBD, FAO, IFAD, ILO, UNFPA, UNIFEM and UNDP about their work with indigenous women in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The publication entitled “Indigenous Women and the United Nations System” will be launched during the Sixth Session of the Forum. Following the Forum’s call for wide dissemination of good practices, the collection will be disseminated widely so that it may serve as a practical tool for future work of the UN system and other organizations engaging with indigenous peoples.

Please download the publication in the following languages:
| English | Espanol | Francais |

Adolescent-Friendly Version of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

In cooperation with UNICEF and the Indigenous Youth Caucus 

 
Please click here to download (PDF)

Background Paper: Engaging Indigenous Peoples in governance processes

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH August 15 2005 | workshop/egm paper | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

 

SPFII Desktop Publications

Human Development Reports and Indigenous Peoples: A Desk Review

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH August 20 2009 | Report | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

Prepared by Andrea Smith for the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Indigenous Peoples and Boarding Schools: A Comparative Study

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH August 20 2009 | Report | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

Resource Kit on Indigenous Peoples´ Issues

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH August 27 2008 | Brochure

Second Decade of the World´s Indigenous People: Brochure

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH April 20 2008 | Brochure | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH April 20 2008 | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

Integration of Indigenous Peoples' Perspective in Country Development Processes: Review of selected CCAs and UNDAFs No. 3, 2008

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH March 24 2008 | Report | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

MDG Reports and Indigenous Peoples: A desk review, No. 3, Feb 2008

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH March 3 2008 | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

Indigenous Women and the United Nations System: Good Practices and Lessons Learned

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH August 22 2007 | Report

Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Voices: The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH August 17 2007 | Brochure | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

Handbook for Participants

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH June 1 2007 | Brochure | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

Integration of Indigenous Peoples' Perspective in Country Development Processes: Review of selected CCAs and UNDAFs No. 2, 2007

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH May 10 2007 | Report | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

Desk Reviews of select MDG Reports as per Indigenous Issues: No. 2, 2007

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH March 27 2007 | Report | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

Desk Review of Select Resident Coordinator Reports: 2001-2003

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH February 16 2007 | Report | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

Integration of Indigenous Peoples' Perspective in Country Development Processes: Review of select CCAs and UNDAFs

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH May 4 2006 | Report | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

Desk Reviews of select MDG Reports as per Indigenous Issues

This desk review analyses to what extent indigenous peoples are included, involved with or promoted within the context of the Millennium Development Goals Reports (MDGRs), produced by states inhabited by indigenous peoples.

MDGRs from the following countries were reviewed: Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Denmark, Ethiopia, Finland, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Phillippines, Sweden and Uganda.

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH May 4 2006 | Report | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

Case Studies on Selected Projects of IFAD with Indigenous Communities in Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and India

These Case Studies will be available in mid 2006.

Speak UP - Children, Youth and the UNPFII

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH February 24 2006 | Brochure | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

Second Decade Activity Guide

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH May 10 2010 | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

The Right to Food and Indigenous Peoples

AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH September 8 2009 | Fact Sheet | Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

Official UN Documents: Resolutions and reports


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