Rights of Indigenous peoples

ILO speeches and statements

  1. 74th Session of the General Assembly - Third Committee

    Item 69 b: Rights of Indigenous Peoples

    11 October 2019, UNHQ, New York

    Statement by: Mr. Matthieu Cognac, Senior Multilateral Cooperation Specialist, ILO Office for the United Nations

  2. Statement

    Building solid mechanisms for consultation with indigenous peoples

    13 October 2017,

Focus on:  Rights of Indigenous peoples

Latest ILO reports
Understanding the Indigenous and Tribal People Convention, 1989 (No. 169) - Handbook for ILO Tripartite Constituents
This handbook aims to answer some of the essential questions regarding Convention No. 169 and is addressed to governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations, as well as for indigenous and tribal peoples.

Indigenous & Tribal People's Rights in Practice - A Guide to ILO Convention No. 169
This publication is a result of collaborative efforts of a wide group of ILO staff, indigenous organizations, experts and researchers on the main aspects of indigenous and tribal peoples’ rights. It hopes to provide governments, indigenous and tribal peoples and workers’ and employers’ organizations with a practical tool for the implementation of indigenous peoples’ rights, based on the experiences, good practices and lessons learned that have been generated so far.

ILO projects
International Labour Organization and Indigenous and Tribal Peoples - Support to Indigenous Peoples Project in Cambodia
This project, funded by the Danish Agency for International Development (DANIDA) helps involve indigenous peoples in issues related to their rights and livelihoods.

Other ILO materials
United Nations Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership Brochure (2012): Delivering as One UN at the country level
Indigenous and tribal peoples constitute at least 5,000 distinct peoples with a population of more than 370 million, living in 70 different countries. This Brochure addresses the collective strategy of the five UN agencies in the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples.

UN reports

  1. Note by the Secretary-General to the 68th General Assembly

    Rights of indigenous peoples

    14 August 2013

  2. Note by the Secretary-General to the 67th General Assembly

    Rights of indigenous peoples

    10 August 2012

UN resolutions

  1. Resolution of the 67th General Assembly

    Rights of indigenous peoples

    13 March 2013