Publications on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. Vulnerabilities to child labour

    16 May 2022

    Identifying particularly vulnerable groups of children and their specific needs is essential for the elimination of child labour. This brief brings together the key findings from four studies that each address a key area of vulnerability to child labour: climate change, situations of crisis, indigenous peoples and informality. For each of the thematic areas, the brief presents evidence of the linkages with child labour and implications for policy.

  2. The EIIP Digital collection now available publicly

    11 April 2022

    The EIIP has been working with the ILO Library to establish a separate EIIP collection within the overall ILO Digital Collection of publications. This collection is now publicly available and provides a permanent repository of EIIP publication and will be kept updated. It includes all EIIP related publications which have been published by the ILO or for which the copyright rests with the ILO.

  3. Indigenous peoples in a changing world of work: Exploring indigenous peoples’ economic and social rights through the Indigenous Navigator

    17 May 2021

  4. Exploring and Tackling Barriers to Indigenous Women’s Participation and Organization

    09 April 2021

    A study based on qualitative research in Bangladesh, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Cameroon and Guatemala

  5. Understanding the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169): A tool for judges and legal practitioners

    05 March 2021

    This tool is intended to promote a better understanding in practice of the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169). It is targeted at judges and counsel in national and international courts, teachers, public servants, independent lawyers, international officials, jurists and other practitioners in the legal system engaged in subjects related to indigenous peoples.

  6. Indigenous women’s realities: Insights from the Indigenous Navigator

    30 October 2020

    The result of a collective and community-led data-gathering exercise relying on the Indigenous Navigator framework and tools, this report identifies and discusses the experiences, needs, concerns and aspirations of indigenous women in 11 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The report sheds light on inequalities and intersecting forms of discrimination affecting indigenous women, which placed them in a particularly vulnerable situation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these persisting challenges, reported experiences testify to Indigenous women’s role as leading actors in building resilience.

  7. The impact of COVID-19 on indigenous communities: Insights from the Indigenous Navigator

    08 October 2020

    On the basis of a community-led data-gathering effort and testimonies from indigenous communities, this report provides first-hand information on the situation of indigenous peoples in 11 countries. It highlights how pre-existing barriers in access to health, social security and education are causing disproportional impacts of the pandemic on indigenous peoples, while also describing the role that communities can play in building an inclusive COVID-19 response and recovery.

  8. COVID-19 and the world of work: Ensuring no one is left behind in the response and recovery

    09 June 2020

    This brief is part of a series on leaving no one behind in the context of COVID-19 and the world of work. It provides an overview of specific groups that risk being left behind: people with disabilities, indigenous and tribal peoples, people living with HIV, and migrant workers.

  9. COVID-19 and the world of work: A focus on indigenous and tribal peoples

    03 June 2020

    Drawing on new ILO data, this brief analyses the vulnerabilities of indigenous and tribal peoples in the COVID-19 context and identifies urgent and continuing actions to ensure their access to decent work and social protection, as part of the unfolding COVID-19 response and recovery.

  10. Papua New Guinea Project Brief

    05 May 2020

    This project brief describes the Employment-Intensive Recovery and Reconstruction Response (E3R) project to mitigate the impact of a series of 7.5 and a 6.7 magnitude that hit the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, between the 26 of February and 8 of March 2019. By using a local-resource based strategy, the ILO was able to assist successfully in the construction of gravity fed water supply systems and contribute to the transition towards livelihoods recovery.