Banner of the custom-made project: OHCHR - Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Indigenous People's Rights

The cultures of indigenous peoples continue to be threatened, while the protection and promotion of their rights is undermined. These conflicts and human rights violations lead to their displacement and dispossession.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) commissioned eSkills to develop an awareness-raising module on the rights of indigenous peoples, and to present the different mechanisms available within the UN framework to protect these rights.

The first module is a simple translation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). Several real cases and a fictional case study are used to illustrate violations and rights.

The second module introduces the UN human rights system and the different mechanisms and treaties available to promote and protect the rights of indigenous peoples.

Sample images from the Indigenous Peoples Rights module, produced for OHCHR

Client testimonial

“For us, this important project presented a double challenge: make complex legal definitions and UN processes accessible to all and ensure that the illustrations and imagery used would adequately reflect the cultural identity of indigenous peoples. Our eSkills partner proved to be very patient and open to understand the sensitivities at stake. They approached their work with enthusiasm and urgency, listened to and translated our needs into the design and production, and did so in a cost-effective manner, and always with great flexibility, patience and genuine interest for the topic.”

Paulo David, Chief Indigenous Peoples and Minorities Section, United Nations Human Rights Office.