News, events and stories on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. 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

  2. © J.C. Huayllapuma / CIFOR 2017

    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.

  3. © GC Communication 2017

    Our impact, their voices

    How Kenya’s construction industry boosts green jobs and housing

    26 May 2017

    Innovative ILO project aims to reduce Kenya’s vulnerability to climate risks and improve livelihoods among traditional pastoralist communities.

  4. © Taehohn Lee 2017

    Blog

    How decent work for indigenous peoples helps advance the fight against climate change

    26 April 2017

    While indigenous peoples face severe threats from climate change, they are also at the forefront of combating it, say three ILO experts on the basis of a new report.

  5. © Red Habitat 2017

    Our impact, their voices

    Women are building their own futures in Bolivia

    24 April 2017

    A group of 250 freelance women builders from La Paz and El Alto have improved their working conditions and are able to spend more time with their families by working directly with employers.

  6. Indigenous peoples and climate change

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

  7. Indigenous and tribal peoples

    Revised ILO MNE Declaration will help promote indigenous peoples’ rights

    31 March 2017

    Positive engagement by businesses with indigenous and tribal peoples in line with the MNE Declaration could lead to stronger relationships, less conflict and new opportunities in ensuring inclusive and sustainable development for all.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.