Ministerial Meeting on Responsible Business Conduct


Joan Carling

Indigenous Peoples Rights International

Executive Director


Joan Carling is an indigenous activist from the Cordillera, Philippines with more than 20 years of working on indigenous issues from the grassroots to the international level. She is deeply committed to and passionate about human rights and social justice. Her expertise includes human rights, sustainable development, the environment, and climate change. She was the General Secretary of the Asia Indigenous People Pact (AIPP) From 2008 to 2016. and was an expert member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues from 2014-2016. She was awarded the Champions of the Earth- Lifetime Achievement Award by UN Environment in September 2018. She is the co-founder and currently the Executive Director of the Indigenous Peoples Rights International-IPRI.