Publications on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Indigenous women workers - With case studies from Bangladesh, Nepal and the Americas

    15 February 2012

    This paper draws on the expertise and experience of two specialized ILO teams - the Programme to Promote ILO Convention No. 169 (PRO169) based in the International Labour Standards Department and the ILO’s Bureau for Gender Equality - with the aim of examining indigenous women’s position in the workforce.

  4. World of Work Magazine n°72, August 2011 - Fighting discrimination at work: Progress at risk

    05 August 2011

    This issue of the ILO magazine focuses on discrimination at work and also features stories from the world of work: Domestic work, Gender-based violence, social justice...

  5. Guidelines for Combating Child Labour Among Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (ITPs)

    01 July 2011

    Guidelines to combat child labour among ITPs, which meet the specific needs of ITPs through a rights-based approach.

  6. Unlocking indigenous peoples’ potential for sustainable rural development

    30 June 2011

    Key issues and policy options to unlock the potential for sustainable rural development among indigenous and tribal peoples.

  7. Indigenous women entrepreneurs in Papua GET Ahead

    01 May 2011

    Despite being one of the richest regions in Indonesia, 41.8 per cent of the population in Papua is living below the poverty line. Many of them are indigenous Papuans who constitute two-thirds of the region’s population of 2.3 million…

  8. World of Work Magazine n°71, April 2011 - World Parliament of Labour turns 100

    15 April 2011

    This issue of the ILO magazine focuses on the ILO Conferences in changing times 1919-2011 and also features stories from the world of work: Forced labour, Social security, Employment in the tourism industry...

  9. Monitoring Indigenous and Tribal Peoples’ Rights through ILO Conventions _ A compilation of ILO Supervisory Bodies’ Comments 2009-2010

    01 April 2010

    The implementation of all ILO Conventions is monitored by the ILO supervisory bodies. This allows a continuous dialogue to take place between the Organization and the Governments concerned with the involvement of employers’ and workers’ organizations (trade unions), with a view to strengthening the implementation of these Conventions. The aim of the present publication is to present some of the most recent comments adopted by the ILO supervisory bodies concerning indigenous and tribal peoples. They are preceded by a brief introduction to the ILO supervisory mechanisms.

  10. Trade unions and indigenous communities combating forced labour in the Peruvian Amazon region

    15 December 2009

    Case study prepared by Sanna Saarto, ILO’s Programme to Combat Forced Labour, Peru, for the guide to ILO Convention No. 169 “Indigenous and tribal peoples’ rights in practice”, Geneva, ILO, 2009.