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.
This handbook for parliamentarians presents good practices in relation to the recognition and exercise of indigenous peoples’ rights in different regions of the world.
UNDP’s engagement with indigenous peoples is grounded on its overall vision to help countries achieve the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion.