News, events and stories on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. Indigenous Peoples’ rights

    An unprecedented gathering deep in the Amazon jungle

    06 August 2013

    Ahead of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People on August 9th, ILO News looks at how the ILO’s Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169), is helping an indigenous tribe in north-eastern Peru to make their voices heard.

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    From Chile

    Indigenous communities take their place in the HIV battle

    16 April 2013

    The ILO and indigenous communities in Chile team up to battle discrimination and implement HIV guidelines in the transport sector.

  3. Local development

    Tourism benefits Viet Nam’s rural poor

    01 November 2012

    Inland hilltribe villagers in Quang Nam province have increased their earnings by developing products such as traditional weavings, spices, tea gift baskets and home stay services for tourists, with the help of an ILO project and funding from the Luxembourg Government. By Tran Quynh Hoa, ILO Country Office for Viet Nam.

  4. Event

    National level training for government officials on indigenous and tribal peoples’ issues

    ILO and the Ministry of Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs (MoCHTA) jointly organized a two days long national level training for government officials on UN Human Rights Instruments and national laws concerning indigenous and tribal peoples of Bangladesh. 40 government officers from different line ministries including 12 Upazila Nirbahi Officers (UNOs) from the plain land districts participated in the training programme.

  5. Statement

    ILO Director-General's message for International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2012

    09 August 2012

    "Indigenous media, Empowering indigenous voices" – the theme of this year’s observance is a reminder that the voice and participation of indigenous and tribal peoples are indispensable in shaping a future that respects their dignity. The plight of many of the world’s indigenous and tribal women and men testifies to the urgency of the need.

  6. Article

    Social media gives voice to indigenous communities

    09 August 2012

    August 9 marks the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, and this year’s theme is "Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices". ILO News looks at the growing role of social media and the staying power of radio in these communities.

  7. Event

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2012: "Indigenous media, empowering indigenous voices"

  8. Article

    The coop that helps to weave dreams

    08 August 2012

    A cooperative in the Philippines goes beyond lending money to indigenous people – it equips them with the skills they need to improve their businesses.

  9. News

    Decent work opportunities fall short for indigenous people

    07 August 2012

    On the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – marked on August 9 - ILO News looks at employment and social justice prospects for those communities.

  10. Event

    The importance of decent work for indigenous women in rural areas: Joint NORWAY-ILO side event at 56th Session of the CSW

    On 2 March 2012, over 70 delegates from governments, UN entities, employers, workers and NGOs attended the side event on the importance of decent work for indigenous women in rural areas during the 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).