News, events and stories on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. Event

    ILO at the 2018 United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

  2. Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

    Luxembourg ratifies the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169)

    05 June 2018

    Luxembourg is the 23rd country to ratify this instrument at the global level and the 5th at the European level.

  3. United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

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

  4. Panel Discussion – International Women’s Day 2018

    Rural Women at Work: Bridging the gaps

  5. Round Table

    Promoting a ’One-UN’ Approach to Indigenous Peoples’ Rights at the Country Level: The Second Phase of the UN Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership

  6. Documentary Launch and Panel Discussion

    Indigenous women's rights and empowerment: Catalyst for an inclusive and sustainable economy

    ILO Side-event during the 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

  7. © J.C. Huayllapuma / CIFOR 2019

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    Indigenous women’s voice and empowerment more important than ever to ensure a better future of work for all

    08 August 2017

    Ten years since the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted, the international community renews its commitment to promote the empowerment and voice of indigenous women.

  8. © GC Communication 2019

    Our impact, their voices

    How Kenya’s construction industry boosts green jobs and housing

    26 May 2017

    Innovative ILO project aims to reduce Kenya’s vulnerability to climate risks and improve livelihoods among traditional pastoralist communities.

  9. © Taehohn Lee 2019


    How decent work for indigenous peoples helps advance the fight against climate change

    26 April 2017

    While indigenous peoples face severe threats from climate change, they are also at the forefront of combating it, say three ILO experts on the basis of a new report.

  10. © Red Habitat 2019

    Our impact, their voices

    Women are building their own futures in Bolivia

    24 April 2017

    A group of 250 freelance women builders from La Paz and El Alto have improved their working conditions and are able to spend more time with their families by working directly with employers.