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DocipAn organization created By and For Indigenous Peoples over 30 years ago ...

Docip


An organization created By and For Indigenous Peoples over 30 years ago ...

To be a Docip volunteer involves putting one’s skills at the service of indigenous delegates during their participation in the UN arena.

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Docip, or the Center for Documentation, Research and Information, was created in 1978 on the initiative of indigenous delegations attending the first International Conference on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which was held at the United Nations (Geneva, 1977). Docip is a Swiss not-for-profit foundation whose primary objective is to support Indigenous Peoples in defence of their rights, mainly within the framework of the UN and European institutions. Docip is governed by Article 80 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code and is headquartered in Geneva (Switzerland). It is subject to cantonal and federal bodies that are in charge of monitoring foundations. Docip is also a quadrilingual point of contact; its work is carried out in 4 languages: French, English, Spanish and Russian. Read more ...

Docip was created in accordance with the principles of neutrality and collegiality based on an approach of horizontal governance. We are a service organization that is guided by the principle of respect for the self-determination of Indigenous Peoples; that is to say, we act at their request, we consult them regularly on activities to be undertaken, and we provide them with impartial support. As to governance, Docip follows a horizontal model that is centred on the capacity for self-organization and cooperation among its employees, management and governing bodies (the Docip Committee and the Foundation Board). Read more ...

Docip is funded by the European Union (through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the Canton of Geneva, the City of Geneva and the Sámi Parliament of Norway (Sámediggi). Our activity reports are public. Read more ...

Documentation, Research and Information are concepts that motivate the professional work of Docip on a daily basis and about which its employees are passionate and well-versed. At the documentation level, we collect, classify, prepare and archive a wide range of documentary sources annually. In terms of research, on behalf of Indigenous Peoples and other civil society actors, we search for legal documents, UN reports, doctrinal texts and legal instruments, practical guides, and much more! Finally, with regard to information, we receive, process, analyse, summarize and circulate in 4 languages a massive amount of news every day. What do we actually mean by Documentation, Research and Information? Read more ...

Docip counts on a vast volunteer network to achive its activities. Thanks to the work of the volunteers, Docip provides to Indigenous delegates, translation and interpretation service, backoffice and documentation service. Being a volonteer for Docip give a unique professionnal and personnal experience (ex.: opportunity to attend meetings into the UN, exchange with Indigenous delegates, etc.) Read more …