Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
Equal land rights for women
Secure territorial rights for Indigenous Peoples
Transparent and accessible information
The mission of the Fund is to promote their motto, "Buen Vivir-Vivir Bien" (Good Living-Living Well), for indigenous peoples, nationalities and communities in Latin America and the Caribbean, through the full exercise of human and collective rights, and the promotion of an intercultural mentality as a way of coexistence, that generates equal opportunities and overcomes all forms of exclusion and domination. This course of action develops the capacities to facilitate, and to technically and politically advise the processes of dialogue between the States and the governments of the Indigenous Peoples.
FILAC's objective is to support the development processes in maintaining the identity of the indigenous peoples, communities and organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean, and recognizing the integrity of their territories, their fundamental rights and their socio-cultural heritage.
The Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC), is an international public law body created in 1992 by the II Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government held in Madrid, Spain, for the purpose of supporting the processes of self-development and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples, communities and organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean. The governing and functioning bodies of FILAC are based on equal relationships between States and Indigenous Peoples.