Indígena Program

Where
Spain
When
2016
Who
AECID
Key objectives of the measure:

Its principal mission is to coordinate and design cooperation actions for the development of the indigenous peoples carried out by the various AECID units and the rest of the Spanish Cooperation actors, and likewise to provide advice in order to attain the most suitable application of the various instruments of the specific nature of the work of these peoples, in the framework of the Strategy for Spanish Cooperation with Indigenous Peoples (ECEPI) published and presented in 2007. The Global Objective of the strategy is to contribute to the recognition and effective exercise of the right of Indigenous Peoples to design their own processes for social, economic, political and cultural development

Scope of the measure:
International
Nature of the measure:
regulatory, financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

The Global Objective of the strategy is to contribute to the recognition and effective exercise of the right of Indigenous Peoples to design their own processes for social, economic, political and cultural development.In order to attain this goal, the ECEPI takes the principal demands of the Indigenous Peoples as its basic principles: self-identification as an operating criterion; recognition of the close relation between the identity of the Indigenous Peoples and the effective control of their lands and territories; the right of the Indigenous Peoples to self-development; the right to free, advance and informed consent, including the right to reject development projects or other types of projects; and the application of the focus based on processes and on the recognition of rights.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The Indígena Program measures are established in the context of the following priority lines of action: support of full and effective participation of the indigenous peoples in regional and international processes and of the United Nations system which affects them; the promotion and implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples supporting the preparation of National Action Plans; and the support of the use of the media as a tool for the development of these peoples, and the promotion of policies for the protection of indigenous peoples in isolation.  

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Unknown

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain