Percentage of projects of extractive-industry or other major investment projects subject to prior, free and informed consultation of indigenous peoples and which have their consent.

Definition: Ratio between: (i) numerator: total number of extractive-industry or other major investment projects that were subject to prior free, informed and informed consultation of indigenous peoples, and (ii) denominator: total number of extractive-industry or other major investment projects that affect indigenous peoples.


Some countries have developed databanks on socioenvironmental conflicts that can reinforce or complement the information needed to calculate the indicator. For example, in Chile, the National Institute of Human Rights developed the interactive website “Mapa de conflictos sociambientales en Chile” [Map of socioenvironmental conflicts in Chile], which records current conflicts and those that have been resolved, with a description of the stakeholders involved, the rights at stake, the causes of conflict and the profile of the community (further detail at http://www.indh.cl/mapadeconflictos). In the case of Argentina, Amnesty International developed a website with similar characteristics, with a typology of conflicts based on: territorial, environmental, violence, eviction, legal status, criminalization, case-study groups. This can be consulted at http://www.territorioindigena.com.ar/. At the regional level, the Latin American Observatory of Environmental Conflicts contains detailed information by country, which can be viewed at http://www.olca.cl/oca/index.htm.

Priority Measures

A.5 - Sustainable development for human well-being

Pursue sustainable development as a means of securing now and in the future human well-being for all peoples on an equitable basis, and ensuring that the linkages between population, resources, the environment and development are fully recognized, appropriately administered and maintained in a harmonious and dynamic balance with a thriving biodiversity and healthy ecosystems

H.85 - Indigenous peoples rights

Respect and implement the provisions of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Convention No. 169 of the International Labour Organization on indigenous and tribal peoples —and call on those countries that have not already done so to sign it and ratify it— adapting legal frameworks and formulating the policies necessary for their implementation, with the full participation of these peoples, including indigenous peoples that live in cities.

H.88 - Indigenous peoples and territorial rights

Respect and guarantee the territorial rights of indigenous peoples, including those of peoples living in voluntary isolation and those in the initial phase of contact, with special attention to the challenges presented by extractive industries and other major global investments, mobility and forced displacements, and design policies that facilitate free, prior and informed consultation on matters that affect these peoples, pursuant to the provisions of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
H. Indigenous people