Where can I get information on indigenous/traditional knowledge?
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Indigenous knowledge (IK) is defined as the local knowledge – knowledge that is unique to a given culture or society...(Warren 1991).

  • United Nations  Official Documents on indigenous/traditional knowledge are searchable from the UN Library catalogue, UNBISnet.
  • Publications on the topic - indigenous knowledge are searchable from the Dag Hammarskjöld Library catalogue, and DAG Discovery layer.
  • Researchers at the UN can access journal articles and e-resources on the topic from the Library E-resources page.

There are several UN and non-UN resources that provide information on indigenous knowledge, see links below:


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