News, events and stories on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. Event

    ILO and Partners Celebrate International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples 2019

    The International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples was celebrated in Bangladesh on 6 August 2019 at an event organized by The Indigenous Peoples Forum and Kapaeeng Foundation the ILO, UNDP, Australian Aid, and Royal Danish Embassy all attended the event.

  2. Event

    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.

  3. Blog

    Navigating indigenous rights

    09 August 2019

    The International Labour Organization is working with Indigenous peoples in some of the remotest parts of Bangladesh to raise awareness of their rights and to ensure the voices of indigenous women and men are heard on issues that affect their communities.

  4. Side Event at the 18th Session of the UNPFII

    Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169): “Learning and looking ahead”

  5. Side Event at the 18th Session of the UNPFII

    Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: Emerging Research on Traditional Knowledge and Livelihoods

  6. Blog

    Why indigenous peoples’ knowledge matters to a green future of work

    24 April 2019

    Can indigenous and tribal peoples help save the planet? That is a question we looked into to research what traditional knowledge means in everyday practice and how it can contribute to addressing climate change.

  7. United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

    ILO at the Eighteenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

  8. News

    Tripartite cooperation and commitment can promote decent work in the tea plantation sector in Bangladesh

    04 November 2018

    Indigenous and tribal women face discrimination and inequality based on both gender and ethnicity; discrimination against them occurs within and beyond their own communities. In the tea plantation sector, 64 % of the workers are women. The ILO-SIDA partnership project is a timely response to an explicit request from the tripartite national constituents, and builds on work already being done in Bangladesh.

  9. UN Environment Management Group Nexus Dialogue Series

    Greening with Jobs: A Just Transition to Sustainability

    This Nexus Dialogue aims to contribute to a common understanding of the concept of just transition, establish a global platform to share national and international experiences in the practical application of greening with jobs and just transition in national contexts; and foster support by both public and private stakeholders for social justice in the fight for environmental sustainability.

  10. Event

    ILO at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council