Publications on indigenous and tribal peoples
Promoting decent work for indigenous and tribal people through employment and investment programs
14 August 2018
This policy brief provides insights into the various construction projects supervised by the Employment Intensive Investment Program of the International Labour Organization in favour of Indigenous and Tribal People.
Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 - Cooperative contributions to SDG 10
09 August 2018
This brief is part of the Transforming our world: A cooperative 2030 series produced by the Committee for the Promotion and Advancement of Cooperatives (COPAC). Through a series of 17 briefs, one for each Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), COPAC hopes to raise awareness about the significant contributions of cooperative enterprises towards achieving the 2030 Agenda in a sustainable, inclusive and responsible way, and encourage continued support for their efforts. This brief in the series focuses on SDG 10 - reducing inequality within and among countries.
Social Protection for Indigenous Peoples
15 March 2018
Indigenous and tribal peoples’ disproportionate representation among the poor and limited access to social protection are linked to their low levels of participation in decision-making. Social protection programmes may not sufficiently take into account their cultural integrity and ways of life. Guaranteeing at least a basic level of social protection, a social protection floor for all, including indigenous men, women and children, represents an essential component of national strategies for sustainable development. This brief highlights the importance of social protection for indigenous peoples and provides ways for ensuring a rights-based framework for promoting social protection for indigenous men, women and children.
Rural Women at Work: Bridging the gaps
06 March 2018
Rural women - a quarter of the world’s population - work as farmers, wage earners and entrepreneurs. They represent an important share of the agriculture workforce and their contribution to the rural economy is widely underestimated. They are concentrated in the informal economy in low-skilled, low-productivity, and low or unpaid jobs with long working hours. Released ahead of the International Women’s day 2018, this brief captures the challenges rural women face at work and makes recommendations on how to bridge these gaps.
Baseline Assessment of Skills and Employment of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Bangladesh
04 March 2018
The publication highlights the need for Indigenous and Tribal men and women in Bangladesh to have enhanced access to skills training opportunities in order to help them find decent work.
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
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.
Policy Brief: Gender, labour and a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies for all
20 December 2017
Policy Brief: Indigenous People and Climate Change: From Victims to Change Agents through Decent Work
20 December 2017
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.