AIWO attends meetings and conferences in Africa and worldwide to give indigenous peoples a voice and representation where the interests of indigenous and minority peoples are at stake. Part of AIWO’s mandate is to involve itself in the regional, national and international processes that affect the lives of indigenous and minority peoples, especially on issues of environment and development such as food, climate change, habitat, health and education. AIWO also does capacity building with indigenous groups to empower them to participate effectively in meetings and conferences, and become advocates for their own communities. Advocacy is vital in spreading awareness of indigenous struggles and securing rights worldwide. These are some of the advocacy activities which AIWO has undertaken in recent years.

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Conference on the Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
Conference on the Ramsar Convention

Other meetings, conferences and forums in which AIWO takes part:
Commission on Sustainable Development (annual)
Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (annual)
Commission on the Status of Women

-International Forum on Biodiversity closing statement SABSTA 2014-final  

– Report- African Youth Conference on Post-2015 Development Agenda. 

– African Youth Declaration on Post-2015 Agenda. 

– TOR- African Youth Working Group on Post-2015 Agenda. 

 Mercury PR- UNEP 2013 

– INC5 Global Indigenous Caucus Opening Read[1]

– Global Indigenous Peoples Caucus Press Release Final[1]

– Déclaration des Femmes 

– Statements and Recommendations from the Women Major Group

– The African Indigenous Women’s declation_2004

– The Curitiba Declaration GBR

The Manukan Declaration of the IWBN

– UNEP GC Report


– Summary-Report-UNFCCC-COP-161

– Success Story 5-Turkana Kenya

– Towards a Caring Economy

– Traditional Knowledge the case of East Africa 

– The History of Indigenous Women and Biodiversity