Indigenous and Tribal Peoples' Rights in Practice: A guide to ILO Convention No. 169

"The world can no longer ignore indigenous peoples. The world has to come to grips with the reality that indigenous peoples have survived the worst forms of colonization, they have survived the worst situations of poverty - we are still around!" -Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, Chairperson of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

In 1989, the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention (No. 169). Since then, the Convention has been ratified by 20 countries and has guided and inspired governments and indigenous peoples all over the world in their work to promote and protect indigenous peoples' rights.

This guide presents experiences, practices and lessons learned since the adoption of the Convention, providing a practical tool for the further understanding and implementation of indigenous peoples' rights. User-friendly and concise, it puts forward ideas to help with the adaptation of good practices to national and local circumstances.