Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention

ILO Convention No. 169: Brochure

Through the ratification of the ILO Convention No. 169 which is the only instrument that will guarantee protection of the rights and respect for the integrity of indigenous peoples.

Three major issues are considered to be crucial to the survival and development of the Philippines' indigenous peoples as distinct peoples: sovereignty over their ancestral domain; the right to preserve, promote and develop their own culture and identity with considerations of their dignity; and the right to continue and adapt their own political, social and judicial organizations.

These problems were taken into account by the Philippine government to accept and bring into force ILO Convention No. 169. The challenges calls for the immediate action by the government and its instrumentalities for the collective studies of the Convention within the Philippine context.