Enabling poor rural people
to overcome poverty


ROME, 13 February 2015 – The second global meeting of the Indigenous Peoples' Forum at IFAD wrapped up this afternoon after two days of deliberations on a range of issues, with a focus on traditional food systems and sustainable development.

The Forum convenes every second February in connection with the Governing Council, IFAD's main decision-making body. Its first global meeting took place in 2013. A unique initiative within the United Nations system, the Forum institutionalizes IFAD's consultation and dialogue with indigenous peoples' representatives at the national, regional and international levels.

Forum attendees – including representatives of indigenous peoples' organizations around the world – hammered out regional action plans and a set of recommendations that will be presented next week to the 38th session of the Governing Council.


Special event

Contact information

  • Antonella Cordone
    Senior Technical Specialist Indigenous Peoples and Tribal Issues
    Policy and Technical Advisory Division, IFAD
    Via Paolo di Dono, 44
    00142 Rome, Italy
    Tel: +39 06 54592065
    E-mail: a.cordone@ifad.org


Background documents

Reports from regional workshops

Read more