World Council of Indigenous Peoples (WCIP)

Conseil mondial des peuples indigènes
Consejo Mundial de Pueblos Indigenas (CMPI)

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31 Oct 1975, Port Alberni (Canada), at 1st International Congress of Indian Peoples. Ceased to exist.


Protect the rights, further the interests and ensure unity of indigenous peoples in accordance with their own cultures; facilitate exchange of information; strengthen political and cultural organizations of indigenous peoples; contribute in all ways to abolish the possibility of physical and cultural genocide and ethnocide; participate in combating racism; ensure political, economic and social justice to indigenous peoples; promote and support the principle of equality among indigenous peoples and the people of nations who may surround them.

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Promotes seminars, symposia, conferences, workshops. Working through regional secretariats, with community awareness and regional organizational development as a priority, supports and finances indigenous organizations, encouraging trends towards unity. Highlights cases of genocide, abuse of human rights and ecological mismanagement. 5-year plan of action serves as working guideline for restructuring programme. Exchange of experience and participation programme to bring individuals from member organizations to share the work of Secretariat on a rotational basis. Declaration of Principles ratified 23-30 Sep 1984, Panama, at 4th General Assembly.


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English, Spanish.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special); International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 3 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Minority, Indigenous Groups
  • Societal Problems
    • Racism, xenophobia
    • Maltreatment
  • Peace
    • Equality

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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