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Report about the World Heritage Convention and Indigenous Peoples

In September 2012, the Danish Agency for Culture, the Greenland Government and IWGIA together hosted an International Expert Workshop on the World Heritage Convention and Indigenous Peoples as part of the Convention’s 40th Anniversary.

Now a comprehensive report covering issues discussed at the meeting and containing the workshop's Call to Action is available on our website. The report presents the practices and challenges related to implementing a human rights policy framework for the World Heritage Convention based on 15 cases from around the world where World Heritage sites coincide with traditional indigenous territories. 

The Call to Action adopted by the expert workshop (with all Annexes, including proposed amendments to the WHC Operational Guidelines related to indigenous peoples' right to free, prior and informed consent), is available here:


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