Publications on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. Global Forum on Just Transition: Climate change, decent work and sustainable development

    15 February 2018

    Final report of the 1st Global Forum on Just transition

  2. UNIPP 2.0 The UN Indigenous Peoples' Partnership - Delivering as One at the Country Level to Advance Indigenous Peoples' Rights (CONCEPT NOTE FOR PHASE II - 2017-2022)

    02 February 2018

    The purpose of this concept note is to lay the foundations for the second phase of the United Nations Indigenous Peoples’ Partnership (UNIPP). UNIPP is acknowledged as an important mechanism to promote indigenous peoples’ rights in the outcome document of the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples as well as the System-Wide Action Plan on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (SWAP), which specifically emphasizes UNIPP’s potential to advance UN system-wide coherence on indigenous issues at the country level. In order to identify the conditions required to maximize UNIPP’s transformational potential, this concept note looks back to the UNIPP experience to date (outlining relevant results and lessons learned) but also forward, to the measures that will be required for the Partnership to operate effectively in a new development landscape. Particular attention is paid to linkages with Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

  3. Policy Brief: Gender, labour and a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all

    20 December 2017

  4. Policy Brief: Indigenous People and Climate Change: From Victims to Change Agents through Decent Work

    20 December 2017

  5. Working conditions of indigenous women and men in Central Africa: an analysis based on available evidence

    13 December 2017

    Drawing on previous ILO research as well as a number of other available sources, this paper provides an analytical overview of key issues faced by indigenous peoples in the world of work in the Central African region. Highlighting ILO and United Nations instruments that seek to promote and protect the rights of indigenous women and men, the paper points to several measures to make these rights more effective for them, including improving data availability, protecting indigenous peoples’ rights to land and natural resources, and adopting special measures to overcome discrimination against them.

  6. Gender, labour and a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all

    07 November 2017

    A global transition towards a low-carbon and sustainable economy presents several opportunities for achieving gender equality in the world of work that is critical for realizing the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. This publication highlights how a just transition with inclusive climate action can play a strong role in transforming gender norms and furthering gender equality, while ensuring women have the opportunity to participate as actors in combating climate change, building a green economy and generating green jobs.

  7. Indigenous women's rights and empowerment: Catalyst for an inclusive and sustainable economy

    19 September 2017

  8. Study Report on Working Conditions of Indigenous and Tribal Workers in Bangladesh’s Urban Economy: A Focus on the Garment Industry and Beauty Parlours

    13 July 2017

    The study looks at various aspects of working conditions of Indigenous and Tribal workers with a focus on the garment and beauty parlour industry

  9. A Study on Working Conditions of Tea Plantation Workers in Bangladesh

    13 July 2017

    The study looks at various aspects of working conditions of tea plantation workers in order to identify appropriate responses to ensure that they fully enjoy their labour rights, safe working conditions and fair remuneration.

  10. 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.