News, events and stories on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. Statement

    Message by Juan Somavia for the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

    07 August 2009

  2. International Day of the World’s Indigenous People - 9 August 2009

    Community tourism: respecting nature, local culture and indigenous peoples’ rights while on vacation

    07 August 2009

    Indigenous peoples throughout the world share a common experience of marginalization and discrimination. The non-recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights to their traditional lands, territories and resources has impaired their opportunity to engage in traditional occupations. The lack of access to credit, marketing facilities and other resources, further threatens their livelihoods and way of life. In this context, new forms of community-based activities are crucial as a basis for alternative livelihood strategies. ILO Online reports from Guatemala.

  3. Event

    Africa Regional Good Practice Seminar

  4. Statement

    Statement of the participants of the Asia Regional Good Practice Seminar

    27 April 2009

    The statement is an outcome of the Asia Regional Good Practice Seminar held in Kathmandu, Nepal where more than 90 representatives of indigenous peoples, government and national human rights institutions from 13 Asian countries, along with representatives of UN agencies and bilateral and multilateral development agencies discussed and exchanged experiences and lessons learned in the Asian region concerning the implementation of indigenous peoples’ rights.

  5. Article

    9 August – International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 2008 – Organizing out of poverty: indigenous peoples in the Philippines

    07 August 2008

    There are more than 5,000 different indigenous peoples living in some 70 countries in the world. About 70 per cent of them are in Asia and the Pacific, mostly in rural areas. They often lack control over land and resources and face high levels of discrimination and poverty. ILO Online reports from the Philippines where indigenous peoples were able to organize themselves to have a stronger voice.

  6. Statement

    Message by Juan Somavia on the occasion of International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

    06 August 2008

    Message by Juan Somavia on the occasion of International Day of the World’s Indigenous People - 9 August 2008

  7. Event

    International Day of the World's Indigenous People

    The ILO will celebrate the International Day of the World's Indigenous People on August 8th.

  8. Event

    ILO Regional Training on Indigenous Issues in Asia

    The training brought together indigenous resource persons, internationla experts, governments, donors and agency staff working at the level of policy dialogue and development as well as field of implementation.

  9. Event

    Workshop on Logical Framework on the Implementation of ILO Convention No. 169

  10. Event

    ILO Seminar on PRSP & Indigenous Peoples