The Auki Ayllu program component
integrates ethical, social and environmental justice and policy issues into ANDES work, such as, rights to land
biocultural protocols; intellectual property rights; and negotiation of
common interests with local, national and international processes. Our focus is empowering local and marginalized voices in the promotion of biocultural conservation and sustainable development. as well as the defense and promotion of human rights and the rights of Mother Earth. ANDES promotes indigenous peoples' rights to natural resources, territories, cultural expressions, traditional knowledge and practices. ANDES also supports resistance efforts against destructive and unjust political, social, economic and cultural systems.
ANDES promotes and participates in the creation of a global solidarity movement of organizations, actors and local communities linked through cooperation networks and collective discovery through South-South and South-North exchanges to develop alternatives and creative responses to global challenges, such as climate change and the loss of biological and cultural diversity. As part of this effort, ANDES actively participates in international fora, such as, the Convention of Biological Diversity and the United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
ANDES also hosts the Indigenous Peoples' Biocultural Climate Change Assessment (IPCCA).