”I am convinced that climate change, and what we do about it, will define us, our era, and ultimately the global legacy we leave for future generations. Today, the time for doubt has passed.”
–Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
2005-2015–Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People
This site provides information about the events and activities which will occur during the Second International Decade. It outlines the Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ (DESA) Plan of Action for the decade emphasizing the theme: “A Decade for Action and Dignity”.
This UN site provides current information about the impact of climate change on indigenous populations and initiatives within indigenous communities to mitigate the effects of climate change on their populations.
The UN Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous which was passed by the General Assembly in 2007.
A site about the customs and cultures of indigenous people around the world for educators and students at all levels.
A treasure trove of resources on indigenous issues around the world as well as information on Online and Start Up Grants available to indigenous communities in 2011.
A network of Indigenous Peoples empowering Indigenous Nations and communities towards sustainable livelihoods, demanding environmental justice.