United Nations Development Group Guidelines on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues
Inter-Agency Support Group on Indigenous Issues, 22 October 2009

The UN Development Group’s Guidelines on Indigenous Peoples’ Issues, available in English, Spanish and French, were prepared by a task team of the Inter-Agency Support Group on Indigenous Issues, a group composed of 31 UN agencies, funds and programmes and other intergovernmental organizations. The purpose of the Guidelines is to assist the UN system to mainstream and integrate indigenous peoples’ issues in processes for operational activities and programmes at the country level. The document includes guiding principles on: traditional knowledge, intellectual property, intangible heritage and cultural expressions; environmental issues including traditional ecological knowledge; health and social security, including traditional medicine or ways of healing; and education, among others. Download the Guidelines [pdf] …