While indigenous peoples are five percent of the global population, they comprise fifteen percent of the poorest of the poor. Throughout centuries, indigenous peoples have been asserting and defending their lands, territories and resources as the source of their distinct identities, cultures and ways of life. They continue to voice and demand the recognition of their collective rights as a matter of attaining equality and dignity for all.
Click here to read the joint submission which was submitted by FPP, CEFAID, IWGIA, Tebtebba, AIPP and various other NGOs and indigenous peoples' organisations.
This motion recommends ways in which IUCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, can encourage the World Heritage Committee to ensure that its work is in compliance with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).