Publications on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. Social Protection for Indigenous Peoples

    15 March 2018

    Indigenous and tribal peoples’ disproportionate representation among the poor and limited access to social protection are linked to their low levels of participation in decision-making. Social protection programmes may not sufficiently take into account their cultural integrity and ways of life. Guaranteeing at least a basic level of social protection, a social protection floor for all, including indigenous men, women and children, represents an essential component of national strategies for sustainable development. This brief highlights the importance of social protection for indigenous peoples and provides ways for ensuring a rights-based framework for promoting social protection for indigenous men, women and children.

  2. Rural Women at Work: Bridging the gaps

    06 March 2018

    Rural women - a quarter of the world’s population - work as farmers, wage earners and entrepreneurs. They represent an important share of the agriculture workforce and their contribution to the rural economy is widely underestimated. They are concentrated in the informal economy in low-skilled, low-productivity, and low or unpaid jobs with long working hours. Released ahead of the International Women’s day 2018, this brief captures the challenges rural women face at work and makes recommendations on how to bridge these gaps.

  3. Baseline Assessment of Skills and Employment of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Bangladesh

    04 March 2018

    The publication highlights the need for Indigenous and Tribal men and women in Bangladesh to have enhanced access to skills training opportunities in order to help them find decent work.

  4. Global Forum on Just Transition: Climate change, decent work and sustainable development

    15 February 2018

    Final report of the 1st Global Forum on Just transition

  5. UNIPP 2.0 The UN Indigenous Peoples' Partnership - Delivering as One at the Country Level to Advance Indigenous Peoples' Rights (CONCEPT NOTE FOR PHASE II - 2017-2022)

    02 February 2018

    The purpose of this concept note is to lay the foundations for the second phase of the United Nations Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership (UNIPP). UNIPP is acknowledged as an important mechanism to promote indigenous peoples’ rights in the outcome document of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples as well as the System-Wide Action Plan on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (SWAP), which specifically emphasizes UNIPP’s potential to advance UN system-wide coherence on indigenous issues at the country level. In order to identify the conditions required to maximize UNIPP’s transformational potential, this concept note looks back to the UNIPP experience to date (outlining relevant results and lessons learned) but also forward, to the measures that will be required for the Partnership to operate effectively in a new development landscape. Particular attention is paid to linkages with Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

  6. Policy Brief: Gender, labour and a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all

    20 December 2017

  7. Policy Brief: Indigenous People and Climate Change: From Victims to Change Agents through Decent Work

    20 December 2017

  8. Working conditions of indigenous women and men in Central Africa: an analysis based on available evidence

    13 December 2017

    Drawing on previous ILO research as well as a number of other available sources, this paper provides an analytical overview of key issues faced by indigenous peoples in the world of work in the Central African region. Highlighting ILO and United Nations instruments that seek to promote and protect the rights of indigenous women and men, the paper points to several measures to make these rights more effective for them, including improving data availability, protecting indigenous peoples’ rights to land and natural resources, and adopting special measures to overcome discrimination against them.

  9. Gender, labour and a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all

    07 November 2017

    A global transition towards a low-carbon and sustainable economy presents several opportunities for achieving gender equality in the world of work that is critical for realizing the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. This publication highlights how a just transition with inclusive climate action can play a strong role in transforming gender norms and furthering gender equality, while ensuring women have the opportunity to participate as actors in combating climate change, building a green economy and generating green jobs.

  10. Indigenous women's rights and empowerment: Catalyst for an inclusive and sustainable economy

    19 September 2017