The Indigenous World 2024 launching at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

IWGIA is proud to launch the 38th edition of The Indigenous World on Tuesday 16 April at 13:15 (NYC time) at the 23rd session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the UN headquarters in New York City. 

The official launch side-event, which will focus on the topic of “Respecting and promoting Indigenous Peoples´ rights to lands and self-determination: ensuring a sustainable future for all”, intends to serve as a contribution to the main topic of the 23rd session. 

The event will be held in Conference Room 4 and will be broadcast online here for those not in attendance in New York. English and Spanish simultaneous interpretation will be provided for in-person attendees. 

We are delighted to once again hold the event with our co-sponsor the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations in New York.

Continue Reading

Creoles in Nicaragua: territorial demarcation, self-determination and resistance


Since colonial times and slavery, the population of African origin has faced difficulties to be recognized as subjects of law. In Central America, they have gone through centuries of resistance to be accepted first as people and then as citizens of the republics. Currently, the Afro-descendant Creole community in Nicaragua is fighting for the demarcation, titling and regulation of their ancestral lands, while at the same time seeking equal conditions for their development as other Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities. Meanwhile, mining, logging and fishing concessions, and the use of the territory for megaprojects and monocultures are expanding on their lands.

Continue Reading

Indigenous communities in Kenya still tied up in court proceedings over the Lake Turkana Wind Project

On 22 May 2023, Indigenous Peoples had a victory in the Lake Turkana Wind Project (LTWP) case when Kenyan Environment and Land Court in Meru declined the Review Application filed by the LTWP. Essentially, this means that the land titles in question are cancelled because the time extension requested by LTWP in 2021 was denied with the court maintaining that the LTWP deeds are “irregular and unlawful”. LTWP have now filed yet another Notice to Appeal.

Continue Reading

“The relationship between the Raizales and the Colombian State has been conflictive”


Sally Ann García Taylor is a Raizal woman who studied Political Science and Government at the Universidad del Rosario, and a Master's degree in Caribbean Studies at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She holds a PhD in Social Sciences with an emphasis in Social Anthropology from the Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social Occidente (CIESAS-Mexico). She currently works as Deputy Director at the Ministry of Social Prosperity of Colombia.

Continue Reading



IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs - is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting and defending Indigenous Peoples’ rights. Read more.

For media inquiries click here

Indigenous World

IWGIA's global report, the Indigenous World, provides an update of the current situation for Indigenous Peoples worldwide. Read The Indigenous World.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Contact IWGIA

Prinsessegade 29 B, 3rd floor
DK 1422 Copenhagen
Phone: (+45) 53 73 28 30
CVR: 81294410

Report possible misconduct, fraud, or corruption

 instagram social icon facebook_social_icon.png   youtuble_logo_icon.png  linkedin_social_icon.png twitter-x-icon.png 

NOTE! This site uses cookies and similar technologies.

If you do not change browser settings, you agree to it. Learn more

I understand