International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2019
There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across more than 70 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world's population, but account for 15 per cent of the world’s poor. Yet they protect nearly 80 per cent of the Earth’s biodiversity. The ILO has been engaged with indigenous and tribal peoples’ issues since the 1920s. It is responsible for the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169), the only international treaty open for ratification that deals exclusively with their rights.
Q'orianka Kilcher celebrates International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
To mark International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Actor, activist and singer Q’orianka Kilcher highlights the importance of the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, which addresses the rights of indigenous and tribal peoples worldwide.
Yalitza Aparicio: Stop stereotyping, end discrimination
Acclaimed actor Yalitza Aparicio, of the Oscar-winning film Roma, on International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples says that hate and discrimination has no place in the world. Rights of indigenous people must be protected.