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Indigenous Peoples

Synonyms: 
indigenous communities
indigenous community

People whose ancestors inhabited a place or a country when persons from another culture or ethnic background arrived on the scene and dominated them through conquest, settlement, or other means and who today live more in conformity with their own social, economic, and cultural customs and traditions than those of the country of which they now form a part.

 

Source: Convention (No. 169) concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries, UNHCHR, 1991.

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Manuals & Guidelines
September 2018
Global

This primer includes an overview of valuation and compensation best practices that illustrates the relationship between valuation and compensation and other steps and elements of responsible investment.

Manuals & Guidelines
September 2018
Global

This guide is directed at governments and companies seeking information on implementing FPIC principles in investment operations to safeguard the land rights of project-affected communities.

Manuals & Guidelines
September 2018
Global

This primer provides guidance for companies who seek to ensure that risks for project-affected communities are minimised, especially for women, who can be more vulnerable than men when it comes to land tenure. It provides step by step requirements to ensure that women as well as men are aware of and benefit from a proposed land transaction.

Manuals & Guidelines
September 2018
Global

This Primer provides practical guidance for companies on how to design, implement, manage, and monitor a company-based grievance mechanism. It is divided into the three main sections and associated steps:

• how to design and implement a company-based grievance mechanism,

• how to create procedures for receiving, investigating, and responding to complaints, and

Attacks and criminalization of Indigenous Peoples defending their lands and rights
Reports & Research
August 2018
Global

The Secretariat has the honour to present to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, prepared pursuant to Council resolution 33/12.

Policy Papers & Briefs
August 2018
Global

Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) aims to recover ecological integrity and enhance the wellbeing of people living in deforested and degraded landscapes. Within global and national restoration agendas, modern science is viewed by influential actors as the foundation for addressing some of the world’s most pressing ecological challenges.

Reports & Research
July 2018
Mozambique
Burkina Faso
Bangladesh
Honduras
Philippines
South Africa
Italy
Iran
Argentina
India
Niger

In developed and developing countries all over the world, farmers and indigenous and local communities have traditional knowledge, expertise, skills and practices related to food security and to food and agricultural production and diversity.

Journal Articles & Books
July 2018
Costa Rica
Bangladesh
Guatemala
Philippines

Le présent Manuel du consentement préalable, donné librement et en connaissance de cause (CPLCC) est conçu comme outil donnant des informations sur le droit au CPLCC et sa réalisation en six étapes; il est destiné aux praticiens de projet (appelés ici responsables de projet) gérant une large gamme de projets et de programmes (appelés ici projets) d’un organisme de développement quel qu’il soit.

Institutional & promotional materials
July 2018

Руководство «Свободное, предварительное и информированное согласие» (FPIC) разработано в качестве инструмента для специалистов широкого круга проектов и программ любой организации , занимающейся международным развитием , и предоставляет информацию о праве на свободное, предварительное и проинформированное согласие , и о том, как его можно реализовать в шесть шагов.

Journal Articles & Books
July 2018
Dominica
Burkina Faso
Honduras
Belgium
Uzbekistan
South Africa
Lesotho
Uganda
Spain
Zimbabwe
Denmark
Germany
Tanzania
Zambia
Netherlands
Nicaragua
Senegal
Italy
Brazil
Switzerland

From the outset, the development of agriculture has been strongly associated with women’s endeavour. In fact, women’s contribution to agriculture goes back to the origins of farming and the domestication of animals when the first human settlements were established more than 6 000 years ago.