Publications on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: From Victims to Change Agents through Decent Work

    21 April 2017

    This report analyses the situation of indigenous peoples in the context of climate change. It suggests that indigenous peoples are affected in distinctive ways by climate change, and also by the policies or actions that are aimed at addressing it. At the same time, it highlights that, as agents of change, indigenous peoples are essential to the success of policies and measures directed towards mitigating and adapting to climate change, especially their sustainable economic model and traditional knowledge. The report emphasizes the importance of the decent work agenda, including the ILO Convention No. 169 and Guidelines for a just transition, for empowering indigenous women and men, and ensuring that they can emerge as partners for achieving sustainable development and strong climate action.

  2. The labour situation of indigenous women in Peru: A study

    02 March 2017

    This report, focusing on Peru, provides research on the labour situation of indigenous women as well as recommendations on how to improve the rights and access of indigenous women in rural areas to decent work.

  3. The Rights of indigenous peoples in Asia

    01 March 2017

    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.

  4. The Rights of indigenous peoples in Asia [Executive Summary]

    01 March 2017

    This is a human rights-based overview of national legal and policy frameworks against the backdrop of country strategies for development and poverty reduction.

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

    10 November 2016

    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.

  6. Indigenous Peoples and Climate Change: From Victims to Change Agents through Decent Work [Summary]

    07 November 2016

    Prepared for the Conference of the Marrakech Climate Change Conference (7-18 November 2016), the technical note looks at indigenous and tribal peoples in the context of climate change. The note highlights how climate change affects indigenous peoples, while also describing how their traditional knowledge and occupations have a unique role to play in climate action. It notes that the Decent Work Agenda can contribute to combating climate change through empowering people and communities, spurring green growth and achieving sustainable development.

  7. Sustainable Development Goals: Indigenous Peoples in Focus

    26 July 2016

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes that decent work is both a means and an end to achieve sustainable development and eradicate poverty. Accordingly, the ILO Decent Work Agenda has a fundamental role to play in mitigating the specific social, economic and environmental vulnerabilities of indigenous peoples, and tackling their high levels of poverty.

  8. A cooperative way for empowering indigenous peoples

    04 July 2016

    The cooperative principles, along with the directed focus of Recommendation No. 193 on inclusion, sustainability and addressing the needs of the community, align closely with the principles that underline the rights of indigenous peoples.

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

    01 December 2015

    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.

  10. Indigenous Peoples in the World of Work in Asia and the Pacific: A Status Report

    01 December 2015

    Concerns for indigenous peoples’ rights and well-being are an integral part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which seeks to tackle poverty and inequality by empowering groups experiencing socioeconomic vulnerability. This report compiles, systematizes and analyses information on indigenous peoples in the world of work in 14 countries in Asia and the Pacific.