COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

COVID-19 and indigenous and tribal peoples

As the COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic repercussions are evolving, a particularly severe impact is emerging on the world’s over 476 million indigenous and tribal peoples. They work in sectors hard-hit by the crisis, predominantly in the informal economy and are disproportionally affected by poverty. Immediate and continuing action is needed for ensuring that socio-economic responses include respect for their rights and ensure their access to decent work and social protection.

Date issued: 03 June 2020 | Size/duration: 1:08