Publications on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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...

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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…

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Application of Convention No. 169 by domestic and international courts in Latin America - A casebook

    11 November 2009

    This Casebook contains summaries of judicial decisions from ten countries in Latin America, as well as a selection of relevant judgements and reports from the Inter- American human rights system. The introduction sets out the context of the national legal systems of the countries concerned and gives an overview of the types of cases selected. The case summaries highlight how the courts have relied on Convention No. 169. The Casebook will be useful for judges, lawyers and legal educators, and a source of information for indigenous and tribal peoples and their organizations in the context of advocacy and litigation. The publication is also intended as a way to share the experiences of Latin America with interested stakeholders in other regions.