News, events and stories on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. News

    Tripartite cooperation and commitment can promote decent work in the tea plantation sector in Bangladesh

    04 November 2018

    Indigenous and tribal women face discrimination and inequality based on both gender and ethnicity; discrimination against them occurs within and beyond their own communities. In the tea plantation sector, 64 % of the workers are women. The ILO-SIDA partnership project is a timely response to an explicit request from the tripartite national constituents, and builds on work already being done in Bangladesh.

  2. UN Environment Management Group Nexus Dialogue Series

    Greening with Jobs: A Just Transition to Sustainability

    This Nexus Dialogue aims to contribute to a common understanding of the concept of just transition, establish a global platform to share national and international experiences in the practical application of greening with jobs and just transition in national contexts; and foster support by both public and private stakeholders for social justice in the fight for environmental sustainability.

  3. Event

    ILO at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council

  4. Event

    ILO at the 2018 United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

  5. Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

    Luxembourg ratifies the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169)

    05 June 2018

    Luxembourg is the 23rd country to ratify this instrument at the global level and the 5th at the European level.

  6. United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

    ILO at the Seventeenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

  7. Panel Discussion – International Women’s Day 2018

    Rural Women at Work: Bridging the gaps

  8. Round Table

    Promoting a ’One-UN’ Approach to Indigenous Peoples’ Rights at the Country Level: The Second Phase of the UN Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership

  9. Documentary Launch and Panel Discussion

    Indigenous women's rights and empowerment: Catalyst for an inclusive and sustainable economy

    ILO Side-event during the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

  10. © J.C. Huayllapuma / CIFOR 2018

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    Indigenous women’s voice and empowerment more important than ever to ensure a better future of work for all

    08 August 2017

    Ten years since the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted, the international community renews its commitment to promote the empowerment and voice of indigenous women.