Docip (Indigenous Peoples’ Center for Documentation, Research and Information) is a Swiss not-for-profit foundation created in 1978 on the initiative of indigenous delegations attending the first International Conference on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (United Nations, 1977).
With offices in Geneva and in Brussels , Docip’s primary objective is to support Indigenous Peoples in the defense of their human rights, mainly within the framework of the United Nations and the European Union. It carries out its work in accordance with the principles of neutrality, impartiality and consultation of Indigenous Peoples and in four languages (English, French, Spanish and Russian).
Docip also archives, preserves and makes accessible the memory of the political struggle of Indigenous Peoples for their rights. Our collection of “ Statements made by Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations 1982 to 2015 ” has been considered by the UNESCO as a key element of World Heritage and included in its Memory of the World International Register in 2017.
Docip Office in Brussels was established in 2015 to assist and support Indigenous Peoples in advocating for their human rights in the EU by providing:
- Information: inform Indigenous Peoples about the EU system of human rights, the EU agenda, and the possibilities of action to address human rights violations.
- Connecting link: facilitate relations between Indigenous Peoples and EU decision-makers.
- Support in advocacy: assist and support Indigenous Peoples to raise
awareness of human rights issues on the ground, and advocate for the
promotion and protection of their rights.
Docip Offices in Geneva and Brussels work closely to make synergies between the UN and the EU systems in regards to human rights processes relating to Indigenous Peoples.
For more information please contact Amalia Rodriguez Fajardo.