News, events and stories on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. © UN Photo/Ryan Brown 2019

    69th Session of the UN General Assembly

    ILO Director-General's statement to the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples Rights

    23 September 2014

  2. © UN Photo/Rick Bajornas 2019

    World Conference on Indigenous Peoples

    When indigenous and world leaders meet, what does it mean for the ILO?

    18 September 2014

    A historic meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York is set to bolster further ratification of the ILO’s Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention.

  3. © UN Photo/Kibae Park 2019

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    Bridging the gap: Implementing the rights of indigenous peoples

    08 August 2014

    Message by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

  4. ILO Blog

    The triple whammy for indigenous women in Dhaka

    07 August 2014

    Indigenous peoples face common challenges in accessing education, jobs and social protection, says Lina Lushai, ILO National Project Officer in Bangladesh. She explains how promotion of decent employment can help relieve poverty and allow indigenous people to stay in their communities.

  5. UN Indigenous Peoples' Partnership

    Working together and getting results for indigenous peoples

    20 May 2014

    Indigenous peoples have a powerful ally that, in a few short years, has helped recognize and expand their rights in countries on three continents.

  6. Partnership

    Germany signs Declaration of Intent with ILO

    13 May 2014

    Agreement targets work on improving labour standards in global supply chains, creating jobs for young people, eliminating the worst forms of child labour, and protecting the rights of indigenous peoples.

  7. Indigenous peoples' rights

    Message by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    09 August 2013

  8. Indigenous Peoples’ rights

    An unprecedented gathering deep in the Amazon jungle

    06 August 2013

    Ahead of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People on August 9th, ILO News looks at how the ILO’s Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169), is helping an indigenous tribe in north-eastern Peru to make their voices heard.

  9. © KyleEJohnson / Flickr 2019

    From Chile

    Indigenous communities take their place in the HIV battle

    16 April 2013

    The ILO and indigenous communities in Chile team up to battle discrimination and implement HIV guidelines in the transport sector.

  10. Local development

    Tourism benefits Viet Nam’s rural poor

    01 November 2012

    Inland hilltribe villagers in Quang Nam province have increased their earnings by developing products such as traditional weavings, spices, tea gift baskets and home stay services for tourists, with the help of an ILO project and funding from the Luxembourg Government. By Tran Quynh Hoa, ILO Country Office for Viet Nam.