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UNITED NATIONS:

UN Guide for Indigenous Peoples

www.unhchr.ch/html/racism/00-indigenousguide.html

Español
www.unhchr.ch/spanish/html/racism/00-indigenousguide_sp.html

Français
http://www.unhchr.ch/french/html/racism/00-indigenousguide_fr.html

Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations System

www.unhchr.ch/html/racism/00-indigenousguide.html

An overview
www.unhchr.ch/html/racism/indileaflet1.doc

Links
www.un.org/esa/socdev/pfii/links.htm

Introduction to the UN System
www.earthpeoples.org/links/UNintro.html

UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/index.html

Application form to attend the 2004 Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
- Download English form here
- Download Spanish form here
- Download French form here

Application form for UNPFII internships
http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/pfii/internships.htm

UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Populations

http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu2/9/vfindige.htm

Español
Fondo de Contribuciones Voluntarias para las Poblaciones Indígenas
www.unhchr.ch/spanish/html/menu2/9/vfindige_sp.htm

Application form for funding to attend the 2004 Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu2/9/applyforum.htm

Application form for funding to participate in the deliberations of the 2004 Working Group on Indigenous Populations and the 2004 Working Group on the Draft United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu2/9/vfindaf.htm

UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu2/ind_main.htm

Working Group on Indigenous Populations
http://www.unhchr.ch/indigenous/groups-01.htm

Working Group on the Draft of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
http://www.unhchr.ch/indigenous/groups-02.htm

Fact Sheet No. 9: The Rights of Indigenous Peoples
http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu6/2/fs9.htm

About the Special Rapporteur on the situation of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples
http://www.unhchr.ch/indigenous/rapporteur.htm

Calendar of meetings
http://www.unhchr.ch/indigenous/calendar.htm

Application form for the Indigenous Fellowship programme
http://www.unhchr.ch/indigenous/fellowship.htm

UN International Decade for the World's Indigenous People (1995-2004)

http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu2/9/vfinddec.htm

Download the application form for funding from the Voluntary Fund for the International Decade of the World's Indigenous People.
http://www.unhchr.ch/html/menu2/9/applicform.doc

International Labour Organisation (ILO)

http://www.ilo.org

Español
www.ilo.org/public/spanish/index.htm

 

NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS and
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' ORGANIZATIONS
(NGO's and IPO's):

Amnesty International (AI)

http://www.amnesty.org/

Amnesty International is a worldwide voluntary human rights movement working to protect human rights worldwide - that campaigns for the release of prisoners of conscience, fair trials for political ...

Cultural Survival

http://www.culturalsurvival.org/

Cultural Survival works toward a world in which Indigenous Peoples speak their languages, live on their land, control their resources, maintain thriving cultures, and participate in broader society on equal footing with other peoples. We provide advocacy to amplify Indigenous voices around the world and provide support of their efforts to strengthen communities.

Danish Institute for Human Rights

http://www.humanrights.dk

The Danish Institute for Human Rights serves as a centre for research, information, education, and documentation on human rights in international context.The Institute co-operates with organisations, with human rights institutions and humanitarian organisations - with the Nordic Council, the Council of Europe, the OSCE (Organisation on Security and Co-operation in Europe), the EU, and the UN.

DoCip

http://www.docip.org/

DoCip is a Swiss NGO linking Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations.
Established in 1978 at the request of Indigenous Representatives to the United Nations.

Global Exchange

http://www.globalexchange.org/

Global Exchange is an international human rights organization dedicated to promoting environmental, political and social justice. Since our founding in 1988, we have increased the US public's global awareness while building partnerships worldwide.

Human Rights Documentation Center

http://www.hrdc.net

Human Rights Watch

http://www.hrw.org/reports98/publctns.htm

HRW is an independent, nongovernmental organization. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice.

Incomindios Switzerland

http://incomindios.ch/

Incomindios is a human rights organization that focuses on the rights of the native populations of North, South, and Central America.

Indian Law Resource Center (ILRC)

http://www.indianlaw.org/

The Indian Law Resource Center provides legal assistance to indigenous peoples in the Americas who are working to protect their land, resources, human rights, the environment ... ILRC was founded and directed by Native Americans, dedicated to protecting the right of indigenous peoples of the Americas.

International Indian Treaty Council (IITC)

http://www.treatycouncil.org/

Indigenous organization with consultative status to the United Nations - ECOSOC, working for the sovereignty and self-determination of Indigenous Peoples, and the recognition and protection of Indigenous Rights, Treaties, traditional cultures, sacred lands and territories.

Minority Rights Group International

http://www.minorityrights.org/

Minority Rights Group International (MRG) is a leading international human rights organisation founded with the objective of working to secure rights for ethnic, national, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples around the world. Their headquarters are in London, with offices in Budapest and Kampala.

Survival International

http://www.survival-international.org/news.htm

Survival International is a non governmental organisation - news about tribal peoples worldwide.

Witness

http://www.witness.org/

Is a human rights program to strengthen local activists by giving them video cameras and training in production and advocacy. Witness unleashes an arsenal of computers, imaging and editing software, satellite phones and email in the struggle for justice.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS:

 

Climate Justice Now!

http://www.climate-justice-now.org/

Climate Justice Now! (CJN!) is a global coalition of networks and organizations campaigning for climate justice. The coalition was founded at the UNFCCC meeting in Bali.

Biofuel Watch

http://www.biofuelwatch.org.uk/

Biofuelwatch works to raise awareness of the negative impacts of industrial biofuels and bioenergy on biodiversity, human rights, food sovereignty and climate change. Based in UK and US, we work with national and international partners to expose and oppose the social and environmental damages resulting from bioenergy-driven increased demand for industrial agriculture and forestry monocultures.

Friends of the Earth

http://www.foei.org/en

Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) is an international network of environmental organizations in 74 countries.FoEI is assisted by a small secretariat (based in Amsterdam, Netherlands) which provides support for the network and its agreed major campaigns. The executive committee of elected representatives from national groups set policy and oversee the work of the secretariat.

Indigenous Environmental Network

http://www.ienearth.org/

The Indigenous Environmental Network is an alliance of grassroots indigenous peoples whose mission is to protect the sacredness of Mother Earth from contamination and exploitation by strengthening maintaining and respecting the traditional teachings and the natural laws.

Rainforst Foundation (RFF)

http://www.rainforestfoundationuk.org

RFF is a non goevrnmental organization with the goal is to support indigenous peoples and traditional populations of the world's rainforests in their efforts to protect their environment and fulfil their rights and well being. We do this through practical projects in tropical rainforest areas, all of which work with local indigenous peoples or non-governmental organisations. We also run campaigns that seek to address the underlying causes of the destruction of tropical rainforests.

World Rainforest Movement

http://www.wrm.org.uy/

The World Rainforest Movement is an international network of citizens' groups of North and South involved in efforts to defend the world's rainforests.

Carbon Trade Watch

http://www.carbontradewatch.org/

By centring its work on bottom-up community-led projects and campaigns, Carbon Trade Watch aims to provide a durable body of research which ensures that a holistic and justice-based analysis of climate change and climate policy is not forgotten or compromised. Importantly, the project will gather and translate the work of others in this field to facilitate broader co-operation and understanding.

REDD-Monitor

http://www.redd-monitor.org/

REDD-Monitor emerged from discussions between NGO networks in Europe and the South, who felt the need to share information about the way REDD is developing.

Global Forest Coalition

http://www.globalforestcoalition.org/

The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) is an international coalition of NGOs and Indigenous Peoples' Organizations involved in international forest policy.

The GFC was founded in the year 2000 by 19 NGOs and Indigenous Peoples' Organizations (IPOs) from all over the world. It is a successor to the NGO Forest Working Group, which was originally established in 1995. It participated in international forest policy meetings and organized joint advocacy campaigns on issues like Indigenous Peoples' rights, the need for socially-just forest policy and the need to address the underlying causes of forest loss.

A Resource Guide to Gender, Rights and Water Privatization

http://www.wedo.org/sus_dev/diverting1.htm

This publication is a resource guide for policymakers, and human rights, environmental, and economic and gender justice advocates working on global policy, to examine the impact that the privatization of goods and services like water has on the livelihoods of women, particularly poor women.

CONTENTS: Women Challenging Water Privatization -- Extracting the Global Issues -- Focus: Women in Action -- Making Waves -- Resources

 

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