News, events and stories on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. News

    At a WIPO programme, the ILO shares how the cooperative model can be used by indigenous women entrepreneurs

    27 October 2021

    ILO contributed to the second edition of the WIPO Program for Indigenous and Local Community Women Entrepreneurs that took place in October 2021.

  2. Event

    Implementing the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention No. 169: Towards an inclusive, sustainable and just future

    Over thirty years have passed since the adoption of Convention No. 169. There have been some positive outcomes of indigenous and tribal peoples in many countries, ranging from their increased visibility in policy discussions, improved statistical data collection on their situation, to a decline in poverty rates. However, such progress has been limited in several countries, with indigenous and tribal peoples facing continued invisibility. The report being discussed at this Research Seminar takes up the ambitious task of peeling away the layers of this invisibility, particularly in terms of data, and statistics, by presenting the social and economic situation of indigenous women and men by looking at key aspects such as population, employment and poverty. It also showcases the important strides made in public policies, particularly with regard to institutions, consultation and participation. Furthermore, it highlights the critical role of the Convention as a framework for social justice, peace, participatory democracy, and inclusive and sustainable development for all – which is necessary to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and undertake meaningful climate action.

  3. Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

    Germany ratifies ILO Convention, 1989 (No. 169) as a strong expression of solidarity for the protection of indigenous and tribal peoples’ rights

    25 June 2021

  4. Webinar

    South-South Cooperation Online Forum: Promoting decent work through the inclusion of vulnerable groups in vocational training

    The EIIP participated in the South-South Cooperation Online Forum: Promoting decent work through the inclusion of vulnerable groups in vocational training. The virtual event, organized by OIT San Jose, OIT/PARDEV and ITC-ILO, promoted a virtual learning community among Central American Institutions as well as a series of knowledge-sharing events, which have allowed the institutes to learn from each other's experience to include vulnerable groups (youth, women and indigenous peoples) in vocational training.

  5. © Annie Spratt 2021

    International Day of Rural Women

    Rural women: Key actors in poverty reduction and food security

    15 October 2020

    Despite playing a major role as farmers, wage earners and entrepreneurs, rural women face gender-based discrimination leading to unpaid work, as well as unequal access to education, healthcare, property, and financial services.

  6. Food security

    Impact of COVID-19 on people’s livelihoods, their health and our food systems

    13 October 2020

    Joint statement by ILO, FAO, IFAD and WHO.

  7. VIRTUAL EVENT : 13 October 2020. 09:00 New York time

    Building back better: Indigenous Peoples’ Voices in the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Inequalities and discrimination experienced by the world’s over 476 million indigenous and tribal peoples are now exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the United Nations General Assembly held its annual discussion on the rights of indigenous peoples, the ILO joined partners of the Indigenous Navigator initiative in hosting a webinar to hear from indigenous representatives from Africa, Asia and Latin America about their perspectives on building an inclusive and sustainable COVID-19 response.

  8. © Prakash Mathema / AFP 2021

    Blog

    Include indigenous people in COVID-19 response

    20 July 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on an already marginalized population in Nepal.

  9. Forced labour

    Justices of the Peace, allies in the fight against forced labour in Peru

    17 February 2020

    As part of its efforts to eliminate forced labour in Peru’s Amazon region, the ILO is working in collaboration with the most affected communities.

  10. © John Isaac / UN Photo 2021

    Rights of indigenous peoples

    Urgent action needed to tackle poverty and inequalities facing indigenous peoples

    03 February 2020

    Thirty years after the adoption of the only international Convention on the rights of indigenous peoples, a new ILO report finds they are still more likely to be poor and face particular hardships in the world of work.