Progressing Indigenous Rights at the International Level
This section provides information on UN funds set up to assist Indigenous peoples participating in UN activities. It also provides links to organisations representing Indigenous peoples outside Australia.
- United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Organisations
- Trust Fund for the Second International Decade of the World's Indigenous People
- Links to Indigenous organisations outside Australia
The UN Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Organisations provides financial assistance to representatives of Indigenous communities and organisations to participate in the Working Group on Indigenous Populations and sessions of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Financial assistance is funded by voluntary contributions from Governments, non-governmental organisations and other private or public entities.
See the website of the UN Voluntary Fund for further information on the Fund and how to apply.
A Trust Fund has been established to promote, support and implement the objectives of the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous people. Funding is available to Indigenous projects that focus on the main objectives of the Second International Decade which include culture, education, health, human rights, the environment and social and economic development.
See the website for the Trust Fund for further information and application guidelines.