Publications on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. A cooperative way for empowering indigenous peoples

    04 July 2016

    The cooperative principles, along with the directed focus of Recommendation No. 193 on inclusion, sustainability and addressing the needs of the community, align closely with the principles that underline the rights of indigenous peoples.

  2. Indigenous peoples in Cameroon: a guide for media professionals

    01 December 2015

    This publication is the outcome of exchanges between media professionals and indigenous peoples’ representatives. It seeks to promote cooperation between media professionals and indigenous peoples’ communities in order to overcome stereotypes and disrespect for indigenous peoples and their cultures.

  3. Indigenous Peoples in the World of Work in Asia and the Pacific: A Status Report

    01 December 2015

    Concerns for indigenous peoples’ rights and well-being are an integral part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which seeks to tackle poverty and inequality by empowering groups experiencing socioeconomic vulnerability. This report compiles, systematizes and analyses information on indigenous peoples in the world of work in 14 countries in Asia and the Pacific.

  4. Indigenous Persons with Disabilities: Access to Training and Employment

    28 August 2015

    This paper was prepared as a resource for a panel discussion organized by the ILO in cooperation with the Government of Australia during the 14th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues on 23 April 2015 in New York.

  5. Indigenous Peoples in the World of Work: Snapshots from Asia

    07 August 2015

    International development enters a new phase in 2015 with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals and a strong commitment to eradicate poverty and tackle rising inequalities. Being one of the most vulnerable sections of the population, a focus on indigenous peoples is crucial as a new framework for development takes form. Addressing poverty and inequalities will also require attention to their specific needs particularly with regard to the world of work. Engaging with indigenous peoples in the world of work, which is marked by particular problems, ranging from loss of livelihoods to increasing dependence on the informal economy, is among the initial and crucial steps in that direction. This Brief seeks to contribute to debates on these issues and highlight related aspects pertaining to the situation of indigenous peoples. It also draws on examples of policies and measures in a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

  6. Indigenous peoples in domestic work – Facing multiple discrimination and disadvantage

    06 August 2015

    As the ILO implements its strategy on domestic work, collaborating with national constituents and other stakeholders around the world, the Office has identified many policy questions of concern to constituents. In response, the Office has combined efforts to answer these frequently asked questions, drawing from country level experience, empirical research, and knowledge-sharing. The «work in progress» series will showcase the Office’s research work in progress on these policy areas.

  7. UNIPP Success Stories: Cooperating to promote and protect indigenous peoples' rights

    01 May 2014

    The United Nations-Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership (UNIPP, or the Partnership) works to promote progress as regards indigenous peoples’ rights and development at country level. In this endeavour, UNIPP is guided by the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (ILO C169).

  8. United Nations Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership (UNIPP) Strategic Framework 2011-2015

    02 August 2012

    (UNIPP) is a joint rights and results based initiative between the International Labour Organization (ILO), the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). The Partnership underscores the significant place of indigenous peoples as rights holders under international human rights law so as to advance the rights of these peoples.

  9. United Nations Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership Brochure (2012): Delivering as One UN at the country level

    02 August 2012

    Indigenous and tribal peoples constitute at least 5,000 distinct peoples with a population of more than 370 million, living in 70 different countries. They are part of the overall contribution of all peoples’ to the diversity and richness of the world. Yet there is an urgent need to respect, promote and protect their inherent collective and individual rights that derive from their social, economic, cultural and political institutions, traditions and knowledge. This Brochure addresses the collective strategy of the five UN agencies in the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples.

  10. Comparative analysis on the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention No. 169, UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act (IPRA) of the Philippines

    29 June 2012

    All three instruments affirm the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the indigenous cultural communities and indigenous peoples on the basis of equality and non-discrimination.