Julie Koch is resigning as the Executive Director of IWGIA and has her last working day on October 29 and here is IWGIA's Chairman of the Board, Knud Vilby's farewell words.
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On Friday 9 August, the world marks the International Day of Indigenous Peoples. The day celebrates the significant progress and achievements worldwide for indigenous peoples and their rights.
After a long consultation process, IWGIA members voted on not adopting a new call name, thus keeping the original acronym of International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs.
On 22-23 June 2019, rights holders and audiences from across the world will come together in Bonn to zoom in on the transformative role of rights and rights-based approaches for securing a more just, sustainable and prosperous future for all. IWGIA will be present and co-host an event focusing on how we can mitigate the growing criminalisation of indigenous rights defenders.
Press release: On 24 April 2019, at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York, IWGIA will release The Indigenous World 2019, an extensive, one-of-a-kind yearbook presenting a comprehensive, global overview of the developments indigenous peoples’ experience.