United Nations Development Group Delivering Together for Development
Indigenous Peoples

Policy and Guidance

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UNDG Guidelines on Indigenous Peoples' Issues
by: UNDG
1 February 2008
Guidance for UN country teams for programming on indigenous peoples' issues, in particular in the framework of the CCA/UNDAF process. The guidelines were developed by an inter-agency task team in 2007 and approved by the UNDG Programme Group on 1 February 2008. The guidelines provide information on the international human rights framework that guides the UN's work on indigenous issues and also provide practical advice on designing programmes with a special focus on indigenous issues. The publication of these guidelines follows the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the General Assembly on 13 September 2007. The Declaration specifically calls upon the organs and specialized agencies of the United Nations system to contribute to the full realization of its provisions. The UNDG Guidelines on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues are a clear step in this direction and a major achievement under the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People.
UNDG Action Plan on Indigenous Peoples' Issues
October 2008
The action plan has the purpose of helping the UN system implement the UNDG Guidelines on Indigenous Peoples' issues, issued in February 2008. Guidelines and Action Plan are meant to assist in the mainstreaming of indigenous issues in UN operational activities for development at the country level.
UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
13 September 2007
Tools and Training

Other resource materials

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Integration of Indigenous Peoples' perspectives in country development processes - review of selected CCAs and UNDAFs
January 2008
Review of the integration of indigenous peoples' issues in selected Common Country Assessments and UN Development Assistance Frameworks, done by the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Resource Kit on Indigenous Peoples' Issues
Prepared by the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues/DSPD/DESA in cooperation with the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Population Fund and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity