Fact Sheet No. 09 (Rev. 2): Indigenous People and the United Nations Human Rights System
01 August 2013
This Fact Sheet provides a reader-friendly overview of the United Nations human rights system and the rights of indigenous peoples. It begins by defining indigenous peoples and providing a summary of indigenous peoples’ rights. The Fact Sheet also provides an overview of the international human rights bodies and mechanisms, activities of OHCHR and regional human rights systems that aim to protect the human rights of indigenous peoples. Further, the publication includes a summary of the work of United Nations agencies, beyond the human rights framework, engaged in indigenous peoples’ issues and further sources of information on the subject.