An e-learning tool on the rights of indigenous peoples

Through this online learning tool, participants will increase their knowledge and understanding of the rights of indigenous peoples, as recognized in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and in other international instruments. Learn how to cooperate with the UN’s Human Rights and other Mechanisms to advocate for the rights of indigenous peoples.

This UN Human Rights Office e-learning tool includes explanations on the key provisions of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, real stories and case studies on how indigenous rights are translating into real life situations, possible actions by the United Nations mechanisms, activities and quizzes, tools and resources.

Once you successfully complete the course, you will get a certificate from the UN Human Rights Office.

The online course is free of charge and will be translated into other languages soon.



The e-learning tool is divided into two modules:

  1. Understanding and applying the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
  2. Promoting and defending the rights of indigenous peoples – find your way in cooperating with the United Nations human rights protection system

To get started, visit www.ohchr.org/indigenous-online-course and log in or create an account. The training takes about 1-2 hours per module.