Economic & Social Affairs / Development / Migration

Year established


Lead agency

The Inter-Agency Support Group (IASG) on Indigenous Issues was established to support and promote the mandate of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues within the United Nations system.


(i) to provide an opportunity for the exchange of information in regards to their work on indigenous issues;
(ii) strengthen inter-agency cooperation to promote the human rights and well-being of indigenous peoples including the dissemination and implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;
(iii) analyze, disseminate and contribute to the implementation of the recommendations of the Forum;
(iv) interact with the Forum and its members to provide and seek information, advice and substantive inputs; and
(v) advise in the mainstreaming of indigenous peoples issues within the UN system, and strengthen mutual collaboration.