Session during the 54th UN Human Rights Council happening in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room in Geneva (UNOG). Photo: Nia Tero

October 2, 2023

The Voices of Indigenous Women Were Heard at the 2023 UN Human Rights Council

Indigenous women leaders from Peru and Colombia attended the United Nations' 54th Session of the Human Rights Council to address violations faced in their territories.


Indigenous peoples and police stand in front of a crowd with signs in Loreto, calling for attention to their demands.

July 10, 2023

Militarization of Indigenous Lands Threatens Indigenous Guardianship

On May 3, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued the "Situation of Human Rights in Peru in the Context of Social Protests" report presenting findings from a working visit held January 11 to 13, 2023. 


Malocas de Indigenas en aislamiento en el área de la ri Yavari Tapiche ORPIO 2016 16x9

June 23, 2023

Peruvian Congress Shelves Law that Would Put Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation at Risk

Nia Tero and ORPIO

Today the Commission on Decentralization of the Peruvian Congress will debate the proposed Law 3518/2022, that would weaken the law that protects Indigenous Peoples in voluntary isolation and initial contact in the Peruvian Amazon.


22nd session of the united nations permanent forum on indigenous issues

May 18, 2023

Reforesting Our Minds: Indigenous Messages and Presence at the 22nd UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

At the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Indigenous leaders from around the world shared messages on the significance of this gathering of Indigenous Peoples, as well as goals and takeaways.


Amazonia Tree Tops

May 17, 2023

Celebrating the Relationship Between Indigenous Guardianship & Biodiversity

Nia Tero Policy Team

Today, on International Day for Biological Diversity, let's take a closer look at the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), and how protecting the rights of Indigenous Peoples also supports Earth’s biodiversity.


United Nations room with people speaking on screen and seated in chairs on the conference room floor.

April 18, 2023

UNPFII Statement from Nia Tero, Tebtebba, and the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB)

At the 22nd Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Grace Balawag delivered a statement on behalf of Tebtebba, Nia Tero, and the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB). Read the full statement and recommendations.