The work of International Alliance
The International Alliance
The International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests is a worldwide network of organizations representing indigenous and tribal peoples living in tropical forest regions (Africa, the Asia-Pacific and the Americas). The Alliance was founded in 1992 during an indigenous conference in Malaysia, where the Charter of the Alliance was adopted, and has been fighting continuously for the rights of indigenous and tribal peoples ever since.
The objectives of the Alliance are to:
- Promote full recognition of the rights and territories of indigenous and tribal peoples;
- Promote the development of indigenous and tribal peoples and their participation in decision and policy making;
- Establish effective networks between indigenous peoples at regional and international levels;
- Exchange information and experiences to empower Alliance members to advocate for the rights of indigenous and tribal peoples, enabling them to impact upon processes falling within the complex UN system, and the policies and decision-making of developmental agencies and multi-lateral development banks;
- Promote worldwide solidarity between indigenous and tribal peoples.