For the indigenous peoples, the spreading globalisation generally means restriction of their ways of life. Transnational corporations intrude into their living space, making an organisation campaigning for the indigenous peoples indispensible.
A forever-growing number of organisations have been established since the middle of the 20th century. It is becoming increasingly important to make one’s voice heard at an international level to ensure fundamental rights. In the following, the most significant conventions affecting the indigenous peoples shall be outlined in brief. The additional links aim to illustrate the issues in greater detail.