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In the context of international, regional and national processes, the ILO publishes a number of studies, reports, working papers and newsletters on issues that are relevant to indigenous peoples, either thematically or related to a specific geographical region.

February 2008

January 2008

  1. 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.

September 2007

August 2007

  1. 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

May 2007

January 2007

  1. Eliminating discrimination against indigenous and tribal peoples in employment and occupation - A Guide to ILO Convention No.111

    01 January 2007

    The Guide is intended to serve indigenous peoples and their representatives as a source of information and a tool for engaging with policy and decision makers. At the same time it is a tool for the broader development community, including international and national development professionals.

October 2006

May 2006

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