Endorsement of Indigenous Peoples’ submission to the OECD

The European Network on Indigenous Peoples (ENIP), a network of European Organizations which collectively strive to ensure that all European actors fulfil, respect and protect the rights of indigenous peoples globally, fully endorses the preliminary comments submitted jointly by 64 indigenous peoples organizations and networks on the OECD ‘Consultation Draft: Targeted update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and their Implementation Procedures’.

Read the preliminary comments submitted by indigenous organisations and networks here (IPRI)

We hereby echo the critical issues raised in the indigenous rights-holders’ submission in relation to: 1) the Guidelines revision/update process, 2) the contents of the current draft, and 3) the implementation of the Guidelines, that must be addressed if the Guidelines are to realize their function of ensuring responsible business conduct and respect for international human rights law.

Read ENIP’s full endorsement document here

This endorsement of the indigenous peoples’ submission to the OECD is made by ENIP on behalf of its member organizations: the Grupo de Trabajo Intercultural Almáciga, the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP), and the Institut für Ökologie und Aktions-Ethnologie e.V. (infoe).