Publications on indigenous and tribal peoples
Indigenous & Tribal People's Rights in Practice - A Guide to ILO Convention No. 169
10 May 2009
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.
Including indigenous peoples in poverty reduction strategies
30 April 2008
A Practice Guide based on experiences from Cambodia, Cameroon and Nepal
Eliminating discrimination against indigenous and tribal peoples in employment and occupation
29 February 2008
A Guide to ILO Convention No. 111
Handbook on combating child labour among indigenous peoples
16 January 2008
The ILO Handbook on Combating Child Labour among Indigenous and Tribal Peoples has been elaborated in four parts to provide practical guidance on how the specific issues might be addressed: Part I looks at the rights-based approach to the issue; Part II examines the issue of improving education to combat the problem; Part III considers how to ensure indigenous participation in the process while Part IV provides useful references and additional information. The handbook provides a much needed analysis of the issues surrounding child labour among a specific target group.
Research on Best Practices for the Implementation of the Principles of ILO Convention No. 169 - Good Practices of Indigenous Political Participation: Maori Participation in New Zealand Elective Bodies: Case Study # 5
01 August 2007
The study present the case of Maori political representation in New Zealand as a positive example of indigenous participation in elective institutions, as required by article 6.1(b) of the ILO Convention No. 169
Indigenous women overcome multiple obstacles
13 March 2007
Indigenous peoples around the world suffer from discrimination in the world of work, but indigenous women can be particularly hard hit by the double whammy of ethnicity and gender. Jessie Fredlund of the ILO Gender Bureau and INDISCO looks at the problem and finds some success stories in Bangladesh.
Newsletter - The ILO and indigenous and tribal peoples (theme - discrimination)
01 January 2007
Indigenous and tribal peoples. An ethnic audit of selected poverty reduction strategy papers
20 September 2005
Focuses, for selected countries around the world, on issues of inter-linkages between ethnicity, discrimination, poverty and development. Includes the text of ILO Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples, 1989 (no. 169).
Bonded labour in Bolivia
03 January 2005
(Only available in Spanish) Este estudio presenta los resultados de una investigación en Bolivia, encargada por un antropólogo y un científico social, sobre el trabajo forzoso en la zafra de azúcar en Santa Cruz, la castaña en el norte amazónico boliviano y las comunidades cautivas del Chaco.
Bonded labour in Paraguay
03 January 2005
(Only available in Spanish) A través del presente informe, la OIT pretende dar respuesta a la petición del Gobierno de Paraguay de establecer de manera objetiva los hechos relativos al trabajo forzoso y la discriminación que sufren los indígenas en el Chaco paraguayo. Este tipo de trabajo forzoso, es a menudo una manifestación de un patrón más amplio de discriminación hacia los indígenas. Es importante señalar, que el trabajo forzoso existe en una minoría de las haciendas del Chaco.