Publications on indigenous and tribal peoples
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.
Indigenous women's rights and empowerment: Catalyst for an inclusive and sustainable economy
19 September 2017
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.