Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

Indigenous peoples development programme (IPDP): Project final fact sheet

In 1989, the ILO adopted the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention No. 169, an instrument which seeks to promote and protect indigenous and tribal peoples in addressing all key aspects of indigenous peoples' rights.

Since 1994, the ILO has worked with indigenous peoples communities in the Philippines and, through time, it has incorporated lessons and good practices in succeeding projects. ILO projects generally adopt the community driven, participatory development (CDPD) and culture sensitive approach which focuses on strengthening capacities of indigenous peoples to own and drive their project. The IPs were given the chance to develop their own capacity by taking greater responsibility for and leadership in their own development processes. The strategies were based on the letter, spirit and intent of IPRA and ILO Convention 169.