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Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) 

  • Target audience: all relevant stakeholders

  • Industry: general/sector-agnostic  

  • Year endorsed: 2007

  • Overview: Describes the concept of FPIC and the process of conducting effective and meaningful consultation with Indigenous Peoples. Part of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and International Labour Organization Convention 169.

  • Links to other global instruments: Charter of the United Nations, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.

Related Resources

  • FPIC In The Agriculture Sector

  • Manual On How To Apply FPIC

  • The Business Reference Guide To The UN Declaration On the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2013)


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