Convention No. 169 TOOLBOX

The C169 Toolbox is a collection of ILO resources for:
  • Understanding the scope of the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169)
  • Developing measures for the Convention’s full and effective implementation
  • Consulting the work of the ILO supervisory bodies
The Toolbox is intended to support the work of government officials, workers’ and employers’ organizations, indigenous and tribal peoples, judges, members of parliaments and others involved in the implementation of Convention No. 169, or the consideration of its ratification.

Convention No. 169 TOOLBOX

  1. Understanding the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention

    This handbook explains Convention No. 169 (1989) to governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, as well as for indigenous and tribal peoples.

  1. Excerpts from reports and comments of the ILO Supervisory Bodies: Applying the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169)

    This tool seeks to disseminate the comments and recommendations of the ILO supervisory bodies in the context of the application of Convention No. 169. It includes extracts from the comments of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations and the reports of tripartite committees of the Governing Body that have examined representations regarding the Convention. The document is organized in a thematic and chronological manner, since the entry into force of the Convention. With this tool, the ILO seeks to contribute to the understanding of the Convention, an effective promotion and application.

  2. Consultations with indigenous peoples on constitutional recognition - The Chilean experience (2016–17)

    The ILO is seeking to document experiences regarding consultation with and participation of indigenous and tribal peoples for consideration by interested governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, as well as organizations of indigenous peoples. The present study describes the consultation process concerning constitutional recognition carried out by the Government in Chile between May 2016 and November 2017.

  3. Procedures for consultations with indigenous peoples - Experiences from Norway

    The ILO is seeking to document experiences regarding consultation with and participation of indigenous and tribal peoples for consideration by interested governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, as well as organizations of indigenous peoples. The present study looks at Norway, which was the first country to ratify Convention No. 169 in 1990.

  4. The Rights of indigenous peoples in Asia

    This report seeks to draw a realistic picture of major trends and challenges, and identifies important new opportunities in the framework of the new global agendas on sustainable development and climate action, which call for specific attention regarding the rights and concerns of indigenous peoples.

  5. Indigenous peoples in Cameroon: a guide for media professionals

    This publication is the outcome of exchanges between media professionals and indigenous peoples’ representatives. It seeks to promote cooperation between media professionals and indigenous peoples’ communities in order to overcome stereotypes and disrespect for indigenous peoples and their cultures.

  6. Social Protection for Indigenous Peoples

    Indigenous and tribal peoples’ disproportionate representation among the poor and limited access to social protection are linked to their low levels of participation in decision-making. Social protection programmes may not sufficiently take into account their cultural integrity and ways of life. Guaranteeing at least a basic level of social protection, a social protection floor for all, including indigenous men, women and children, represents an essential component of national strategies for sustainable development. This brief highlights the importance of social protection for indigenous peoples and provides ways for ensuring a rights-based framework for promoting social protection for indigenous men, women and children.