Publications on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. Research on Best Practices for the Implementation of the Principles of ILO Convention No. 169- The Finnmark Act (Norway), Case Study #3

    31 July 2009

    This case study is an introduction to the Finnmark Act, and an analysis of the Act in relation to the ILO Convention. The study focuses on the process leading to the adoption of the Act and the substantive content of the Act, as well as the interdependency between the process and the substantive legal content of the Act. Besides focusing on State’s obligation to consult the indigenous peoples concerned through appropriate procedures whenever consideration is being given to legislative or other measures which may affect them directly, the case study also demonstrates that consultations can have enormous substantive influence.

  2. Electronic Newsletter PRO169 - June 2009

    10 June 2009

    Welcome to the PRO 169 electronic newsletter. This is the first issue of PRO 169's electronic newsletter, which replaces the earlier printed newsletter. The aspiration is to reach a larger number of readers faster!

  3. Indigenous & Tribal People's Rights in Practice - A Guide to ILO Convention No. 169

    10 May 2009

    This publication is a result of collaborative efforts of a wide group of ILO staff, indigenous organizations, experts and researchers on the main aspects of indigenous and tribal peoples’ rights. It hopes to provide governments, indigenous and tribal peoples and workers’ and employers’ organizations with a practical tool for the implementation of indigenous peoples’ rights, based on the experiences, good practices and lessons learned that have been generated so far.

  4. Including indigenous peoples in poverty reduction strategies

    30 April 2008

    A Practice Guide based on experiences from Cambodia, Cameroon and Nepal

  5. Eliminating discrimination against indigenous and tribal peoples in employment and occupation

    29 February 2008

    A Guide to ILO Convention No. 111

  6. Handbook on combating child labour among indigenous peoples

    16 January 2008

    The ILO Handbook on Combating Child Labour among Indigenous and Tribal Peoples has been elaborated in four parts to provide practical guidance on how the specific issues might be addressed: Part I looks at the rights-based approach to the issue; Part II examines the issue of improving education to combat the problem; Part III considers how to ensure indigenous participation in the process while Part IV provides useful references and additional information. The handbook provides a much needed analysis of the issues surrounding child labour among a specific target group.

  7. Research on Best Practices for the Implementation of the Principles of ILO Convention No. 169 - Good Practices of Indigenous Political Participation: Maori Participation in New Zealand Elective Bodies: Case Study # 5

    01 August 2007

    The study present the case of Maori political representation in New Zealand as a positive example of indigenous participation in elective institutions, as required by article 6.1(b) of the ILO Convention No. 169

  8. Indigenous women overcome multiple obstacles

    13 March 2007

    Indigenous peoples around the world suffer from discrimination in the world of work, but indigenous women can be particularly hard hit by the double whammy of ethnicity and gender. Jessie Fredlund of the ILO Gender Bureau and INDISCO looks at the problem and finds some success stories in Bangladesh.

  9. Newsletter - The ILO and indigenous and tribal peoples (theme - discrimination)

    01 January 2007

  10. Indigenous and tribal peoples. An ethnic audit of selected poverty reduction strategy papers

    20 September 2005

    Focuses, for selected countries around the world, on issues of inter-linkages between ethnicity, discrimination, poverty and development. Includes the text of ILO Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, 1989 (no. 169).