Parliamentary development and indigenous peoples

Under the focus area of parliamentary development, UNDP supports activities on indigenous peoples’ political representation. They aim at understanding and promoting effective representation of minorities and indigenous peoples in Parliaments.
Furthermore, the Global Programme for Electoral Cycle Support (GPECS) aims at strengthening institutional capacity of electoral management bodies to plan, manage and deliver democratic elections. GPECS in Latin America focuses on political participation of indigenous peoples with particular emphasis on indigenous women and youth. For example, GPECS has facilitated the first network for electoral communication for indigenous people in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Oslo Governance Centre


The Oslo Governance Centre (OGC) works to position UNDP as a champion of democratic governance, both as an end in itself, and as a means to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. This is done through knowledge networking and multi-disciplinary team work, as well as through close partnerships with leading policy and research institutions in different parts of the world.

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Selected Resources
  • Fast Facts: UNDP and Indigenous Peoples (UNDP, 2009) English | Spanish
  • UNDG Guidelines on Indigenous Peoples' Issues (UNDG, 2008) English | French | Spanish
  • UNDP and Indigenous Peoples towards Effective Partnerships (UNDP, 2006) English
  • UNDP and Indigenous Peoples: A Policy of Engagement (UNDP, 2001) English | French | Spanish