Indigenous issues and concerns are included in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the UN General Assembly


Congratulations to all indigenous peoples around the world! Your voices are heard! There are six specific references to indigenous peoples in the 2030 Development Agenda that constitutes a step up from the Millennium Development Goals, which had no references to indigenous peoples. Learn more about what exactly was included in the 2030 Development Agenda.

Happy International Day of Indigenous Peoples!


The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World's Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. Symbol for the Indigenous People of the World was created by Rebang Dewan, a Chakma boy from Bangladesh. This year's theme "Post 2015 Agenda: Ensuring indigenous peoples' health and well-being" puts a spotlight on the issue of indigenous peoples' access to health care services, as improving indigenous peoples’ health remains a critical challenge for indigenous peoples. Read the “State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Volume II".

Living Quechua, the story that must be heard


Habitat Pro Association has attended the screening of Living Quechua film to support Elva Rebatta Ambia, a Peruvian indigenous woman who plays the leading role in this film. While Quechua – a language indigenous to South America – continues to be spoken around the world as a result of such migration stories, UNESCO and other initiatives recognize it as an endangered language. Elva Ambia Rebatta has gone through many challenges and achievements while trying to keep her native Quechua alive. Learn more about her life and the movie. Learn more about her life and the movie.

Let the young people say!


‎IndigenousYouth is the biggest driver of change for indigenous communities. So different, young people from ‪Hawaii‬, ‪Norway‬, and ‪Mexico‬ are united by their devotion to support and develop their communitites. Habitat Pro Association spoke with Inga, Kaliko and Dali and asked them to share their thoughts about what it meas to be indigenous youth. Check it out on our YouTube page!

Ancient wisdom of indigenous women


UN's Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues that takes place every spring in New York provides an opportunity to meet indigenous peoples from all over the world. Rosa Palomino de Paucar from Aymara community, Peru, told Habitat Pro Association what are the biggest concerns of her community and why it is so important for indigenous peoples to have their own radio. ‎Watch Rosa's video interview on our YouTube

Permanent forum on indigenous issues in the UN


‎Today, The fourteenth session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues opens its annual meeting in New York. This year’s Forum will focus on the economic, social and cultural rights of indigenous peoples. The UN Declaration affirms the rights of indigenous peoples to health, education, clean drinking water and sanitation, it also states that such services be provided in ways that are “culturally appropriate.” Read more about the opening ceremony in the UN