Program Areas

Program Areas 2017-01-04T22:33:51+00:00

I. DEFENDING HUMAN RIGHTS

1) Submissions to United Nations Human Rights Bodies

a. The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)
b. The UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
c. UN Human Rights Council and Universal Periodic Review
d. UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
e. UN Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
f. UN Human Rights Committee

2) IITC Human Rights Trainings
3) United Nations Human Rights Conventions, Declarations and Covenants
4) Indigenous Peoples Declarations Defending Human Rights and Sacred Areas

II. FOOD SOVEREIGNTY

1) Cultural Indicators for Food Sovereignty
2) Land, Water and Subsistence rights
3) The Treaty Right to Food
4) Sustainable Development and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
5) Work with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization
6) Indigenous Peoples’ Food Sovereignty Initiatives

III. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

1) The International Indigenous Women’s Initiative for  Environmental and Reproductive Health
2) Pesticides 
3) Persistent Organic Pollutants and the Stockholm Convention
4) Mercury
5) Mining and Resource Extraction
6) Sustainable Development and Rights of Indigenous Peoples

IV. TREATIES AND STANDARD SETTING

1) Indigenous Peoples’ work to uphold and defend Treaty Rights
2) Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
3) The UN Study on Treaties, Agreements and Other Constructive Agreements and 3 UN Treaty Seminars
4) The High-level Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, 2014
5) The OAS American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
6) Mechanisms for Corporate and Government Accountability