Publications on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: From Victims to Change Agents through Decent Work [Summary]

    07 November 2016

    Prepared for the Conference of the Marrakech Climate Change Conference (7-18 November 2016), the technical note looks at indigenous and tribal peoples in the context of climate change. The note highlights how climate change affects indigenous peoples, while also describing how their traditional knowledge and occupations have a unique role to play in climate action. It notes that the Decent Work Agenda can contribute to combating climate change through empowering people and communities, spurring green growth and achieving sustainable development.

  2. Sustainable Development Goals: Indigenous Peoples in Focus

    26 July 2016

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes that decent work is both a means and an end to achieve sustainable development and eradicate poverty. Accordingly, the ILO Decent Work Agenda has a fundamental role to play in mitigating the specific social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities of indigenous peoples, and tackling their high levels of poverty.

  3. A cooperative way for empowering indigenous peoples

    04 July 2016

    The cooperative principles, along with the directed focus of Recommendation No. 193 on inclusion, sustainability and addressing the needs of the community, align closely with the principles that underline the rights of indigenous peoples.

  4. Indigenous peoples in Cameroon: a guide for media professionals

    01 December 2015

    This publication is the outcome of exchanges between media professionals and indigenous peoples’ representatives. It seeks to promote cooperation between media professionals and indigenous peoples’ communities in order to overcome stereotypes and disrespect for indigenous peoples and their cultures.

  5. Indigenous Peoples in the World of Work in Asia and the Pacific: A Status Report

    01 December 2015

    Concerns for indigenous peoples’ rights and well-being are an integral part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which seeks to tackle poverty and inequality by empowering groups experiencing socioeconomic vulnerability. This report compiles, systematizes and analyses information on indigenous peoples in the world of work in 14 countries in Asia and the Pacific.

  6. Indigenous Persons with Disabilities: Access to Training and Employment

    28 August 2015

    This paper was prepared as a resource for a panel discussion organized by the ILO in cooperation with the Government of Australia during the 14th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on 23 April 2015 in New York.

  7. Indigenous Peoples in the World of Work: Snapshots from Asia

    07 August 2015

    International development enters a new phase in 2015 with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and a strong commitment to eradicate poverty and tackle rising inequalities. Being one of the most vulnerable sections of the population, a focus on indigenous peoples is crucial as a new framework for development takes form. Addressing poverty and inequalities will also require attention to their specific needs particularly with regard to the world of work. Engaging with indigenous peoples in the world of work, which is marked by particular problems, ranging from loss of livelihoods to increasing dependence on the informal economy, is among the initial and crucial steps in that direction. This Brief seeks to contribute to debates on these issues and highlight related aspects pertaining to the situation of indigenous peoples. It also draws on examples of policies and measures in a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

  8. Indigenous peoples in domestic work – Facing multiple discrimination and disadvantage

    06 August 2015

    As the ILO implements its strategy on domestic work, collaborating with national constituents and other stakeholders around the world, the Office has identified many policy questions of concern to constituents. In response, the Office has combined efforts to answer these frequently asked questions, drawing from country level experience, empirical research, and knowledge-sharing. The «work in progress» series will showcase the Office’s research work in progress on these policy areas.

  9. Indigenous peoples development programme (IPDP): Project final fact sheet

    28 November 2014

    In 1989, the ILO adopted the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention No. 169, an instrument which seeks to promote and protect indigenous and tribal peoples in addressing all key aspects of indigenous peoples' rights.

  10. UNIPP Success Stories: Cooperating to promote and protect indigenous peoples' rights

    01 May 2014

    The United Nations-Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership (UNIPP, or the Partnership) works to promote progress as regards indigenous peoples’ rights and development at country level. In this endeavour, UNIPP is guided by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (ILO C169).