News, events and stories on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. Event

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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).

  5. Article

    Land rights mean social justice for Cambodia's indigenous peoples

    27 January 2012

    February 20 is World Day for Social Justice, focusing attention on the necessity for economic growth to promote equity and social justice, and that “a society for all” must be based on social justice and respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms. In Cambodia new legislation is helping some indigenous peoples achieve some of these rights and build a more secure future. By Maeve Galvin, Communication and Advocacy Officer, ILO Cambodia.

  6. International Labour Standards

    United Nations-Indigenous Peoples Partnership approves six country projects and one regional program to advance indigenous peoples’ rights.

    10 November 2011

    The United Nations-Indigenous Peoples Partnership (UNIPP) held its second Policy Board meeting in New York on 27-28 October 2011 to review and approve proposals for UN country programs designed in partnership with indigenous peoples.

  7. Statement

    Message by ILO Director-General Juan Somavia on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    08 August 2011

  8. International Labour Standards

    New UN partnership for Indigenous Peoples begins work

    20 July 2011

    The newly-established UN Indigenous Peoples Partnership has moved to reinvigorate international action on Indigenous Peoples Right, through establishing criticial priorities at its first meeting here. The UNIPP Policy Board also appointed the ILO as host organization for its technical secretariat.

  9. International Labour Standards

    New UN partnership for Indigenous Peoples begins work

    20 July 2011

    The newly-established UN Indigenous Peoples Partnership has moved to reinvigorate international action on Indigenous Peoples Right, through establishing criticial priorities at its first meeting here. The UNIPP Policy Board also appointed the ILO as host organization for its technical secretariat.

  10. International Labour Standards

    Central African Republic ratifies ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169)

    20 April 2010

    ILO Convention No. 169 is based on the recognition of indigenous and tribal peoples’ aspirations to exercise control over their own institutions, ways of life and economic development and to maintain and develop their identities, languages and religions, within the framework of the States in which they live. The Central African Republic will become the first African Member State of the ILO to ratify this Convention.