Indigenous Peoples' Center for Documentation, Research and Information
+41 22 740 34 33
Opening time: 
Public hours: tuesday from 9h00 to 12h00, wednesday from 13h30 to 16h30, thursday from 9h00 to 12h00. Otherwise by appointment
Represented in the NEDS by: 
John Miller
Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

DoCip is a center for documentation and information created in 1978 at the initiative of indigenous delegations attending the first International Conference on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN, Geneva, 1977).

As a documentation center, Docip: constitutes the memory of the recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples (IP) at the international level; promotes the creation of documentation centers by organizing training courses and capacity-building programs; compiles a quadrilingual Indigenous thesaurus on  human rights in partnership with the Documentary Network. Its catalog of links provides access to 450 sites of indigenous, international or support organisations. It acts as a facilitator for the Documentation Network specialized in indigenous issues.

Among available resources one can find: a database conference on IP, documentary files, collections of periodicals and monographies, a training database on international processes for IP and a quarterly newsletter that summarizes the international debate on IP .

Indigenous Peoples, Land Rights, Traditional Knowledge, Intellectual Property, Collective Rights, Self-dermination, International Organizations
Target Publics: 
Delegates and indigenous organizations, researchers (indigenous or not), civil society, state representatives, students and the general public (to a lesser extent)

Route de Ferney 106
1202 Geneva

Documentary Services / Products

doCip : Online documentation

One can find essential documents for the Indigenous mouvement and all interventions made by indigenous delegates (besides those made by states and NGOs) in UN conferences concerning them, as well as in other international meetings.
online, free access


The Update/Informativo, doCip's newsletter, summarizes international debates in the UN system regarding the rights of indigenous peoples. It is published four to five times a year.
online, free access. Also available in paper format, in which it is possible to subscribe