“Indigenous and tribal peoples” is a common denominator for more than 370 million people, found in more than 70 countries worldwide. In most of these countries, businesses come across human rights challenges that affect indigenous peoples, including discrimination, child labour and forced labour, lack of voice and/or effective participation in decision making processes, lack of decent work opportunities, and recognition of their land rights. The situation of indigenous peoples has been a focus of the ILO for many years, including through the adoption of specific international standards that aim to protect and promote their rights. ILO is also the host organization of the newly established United Nations Indigenous Peoples Partnership (UNIPP), an inter-agency rights-based initiative established by the ILO, UNDP, OHCHR, UNICEF and UNFPA for implementation of indigenous peoples’ rights at the country level.
The one hour webinar will be conducted by ILO experts on indigenous peoples. It seeks to discuss contributions by government, enterprises, employers’ and workers’ organizations to the realisation of indigenous peoples’ rights, as enshrined in ILO Convention No. 169 on indigenous and tribal peoples. More specifically, the webinar will introduce a newly published and reader-friendly handbook on ILO Convention 169 for the tripartite constituents. To date, the Convention has been ratified by 22 countries and more are considering ratification.
The webinar will take place on Tuesday 16 July at 15:30 PM Geneva time (9:30 AM New York time), Registration is required to participate. Please register for free via the United Nations Global Compact page. You will receive a confirmation message together with the instructions for webinar participation.