All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tribal Peoples

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Tribal Peoples is a group in the UK Parliament, chaired by Martin Horwood MP, that was founded in 2007.[1] Its stated aim is to "raise parliamentary and public awareness of tribal peoples". The Group meets two or three times a year and one of its main objectives is to press for ratification of ILO Convention 169 on the rights of indigenous and tribal peoples.[2][3] The British international indigenous rights organization Survival International works as its secretariat, and also funds occasional group receptions and events. APPG for Tribal Peoples is composed of over 30 cross-party MPs and peers, and it is headquartered in London.


The constitution sets the aims for the APPG as:[4]

  • To raise Parliamentary and public awareness of tribal peoples.
  • To promote action inside and outside of Parliament in support of tribal peoples.
  • To ensure that government does all it can to help threatened tribal peoples.




Liberal Democrat


Independent Labour


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