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Documentation CenterMultiple sources of information on indigenous themes. Docip puts at your disposal more than 40 years of international discussions and thousands of documents

Documentation Center

Multiple sources of information on indigenous themes. Docip puts at your disposal more than 40 years of international discussions and thousands of documents

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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Our online documentation

Docip has digitized in text format more than 10,000 records of its extensive documentation collection: historical documents, major reports, statements of indigenous delegates and other international or governmental actors at international conferences, various resolutions of the General Assembly, symposium documents, international legal instruments, etc.

The aim of Docip's publications is to provide exhaustive, continuous, impartial and neutral information on Indigenous issues at the international level. They are published in four languages – English, Spanish, French and Russian – to make information as accessible as possible to Indigenous communities worldwide. Their purpose is to give readers the tools needed to follow and engage in discussions related to the recognition of Indigenous Peoples' issues and rights in the international arena. The publications aim also more broadly to raise awareness of Indigenous Rights and the issues faced by Indigenous Peoples on a larger scale and thus reach a larger public, notably through Docip's Newsletter 'Update'. Content is based on official UN documents and other documents from Indigenous Peoples, such as Statements made during International Conferences.

Visit our Documentation Center

Our Documentation Center at Docip's HQ in Geneva is open to the public. Here you will find a quiet place to work and to undertake research, and will have at your disposal desks, computers, internet access and a printer. Visits to the Documentation Center are by appointment - please call +41 [0] 22 740 34 33 or email Priscilla Saillen, our Head of Documentation (

You will find more than 1,000 monographs in hard-copy in our Documentation Center. Search for them by author, title and table of contents, and visit our Center to consult them in full text.

Numbers from over 70 Periodicals may be searched here via their tables of contents.

This is a bibliography of hard-copy documents collected by Docip and placed in its Documentation Center in Geneva. The bibliography is arranged by region and subject, and documents can be consulted in the  Documentation Center.

Our CDs/DVDs

Over the last few years, we have produced 5 CD-ROMs and 2 DVDs.

  • CD-ROM 1 : Documentation on the former Working Group on Indigenous Populations, from 1982 to 2000.
  • CD-ROM 2 : Documentation on the Working Group on the United Nations Draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, from 1995 to 2004.
  • CD-ROM 3 : Follow-up of CD-ROM 1, for the years 2001 to 2006.
  • CD-ROM 4 : Documentation on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, including a comparison of the drafts of 1994, 2006 and 2007.
  • CD-ROM 5 : Documentation on the EMRIP sessions of 2008 through 2011.
  • DVD 1 : Documentation on the statements of the UNPFII from 2002 to 2008 and of the Permanent Forum’s Working Group from 1999 to 2000.
  • DVD 2 : Documentation of UNPFII statements from 2002 to 2012.