Indigenous peoples

ILO Indigenous Peoples' Programme

In the Philippines, the ILO's work for the indigenous peoples (IPs) started in 1994 through several technical cooperation projects carried out under INDISCO or Interregional Programme to Support Self-reliance of Indigenous and Tribal Communities through Cooperatives and other Self-help Organizations.

The indigenous peoples programme assisted indigenous communities to achieve practical decent work goals such as, but not limited to, enhanced awareness of their human rights, higher level of income and employment, land and resource tenure security, stronger environmental protection, health care, improved interaction with other stakeholders, as well as increased gender equality.