News, events and stories on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. News

    Indigenous people need help to secure government jobs in Bangladesh

    19 March 2017

    A study has highlighted how job reservation policies could be adjusted to help more indigenous and tribal peoples (ITPs) secure government jobs in Bangladesh.

  2. Rights and discrimination

    Upholding the rights of indigenous peoples in Asia: A key to address climate change

    01 March 2017

    Around two thirds of the world’s indigenous peoples live in Asia. An ILO study reviews the legal and policy frameworks which tackle the challenges they face and highlights the pivotal role they play in combating climate change and building resilient societies.

  3. International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    Building bridges for indigenous people in Bangladesh

    09 August 2016

    On the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we spoke to Sulekha Mrong, an indigenous Garo woman from the rolling hills of north-eastern Bangladesh. She explains how an ILO initiative helps indigenous people to better understand their rights as well as forge positive relationships with government authorities.

  4. © T. Lee 2017

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    Delivering economic and social justice for indigenous and tribal peoples through decent work

    09 August 2016

    "Together, by building bridges and strengthening partnerships, guaranteeing equal access to education and most importantly, by empowering indigenous and tribal peoples through decent work, we can surmount the challenges ahead," says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  5. International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

    International Day on Indigenous Peoples 2016

    08 August 2016

    On the occasion of International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2016, the ILO hosted a panel on the critical role of indigenous and tribal peoples as agents of change in both achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and combating climate change.

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    ILO Bureau for Employer’s Activities launches a report on Convention 169 and its implementation in four Latin American countries

    04 August 2016

    The study, from the employer’s point of view, looks at the regulation processes of prior consultation, its impact in investment projects in the four countries and the main difficulties uncovered. It also provides recommendations in order to allow progress in the Convention’s implementation.

  7. Marking International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2016

    Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Combating Climate Change: Indigenous Peoples as Change Agents through Decent Work

    ILO experts to discuss how to support indigenous peoples in their critical role as agents of change in both achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and combating climate change.

  8. © Pius Mahimbi 2017

    Statement

    "Indigenous peoples have the right to decent work"

    09 August 2015

    "A better and just future for indigenous peoples demands new and innovative approaches that enhance the visibility of indigenous peoples and pay attention to their concerns, needs and aspirations," said ILO Director-General underlying the role of decent work in ensuring indigenous people's health and well-being.

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    Article

    Nepal: Rights, quake rehab plan are musts for peace and development

    07 August 2015

    On the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, ILO News talked to Dr Mukta Singh Lama, an indigenous person from Nepal, about the post-earthquake situation and the impact of ILO Convention 169 on important rights of indigenous people.

  10. Event

    Indigenous Peoples in the World of Work in Asia

    To mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the Gender, Equality and Diversity Branch (GED) invites you to a discussion on “Indigenous Peoples in the World of Work in Asia”