Implementing the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention No. 169: Towards an inclusive, sustainable and just future
Over thirty years have passed since the adoption of Convention No. 169. There have been some positive outcomes of indigenous and tribal peoples in many countries, ranging from their increased visibility in policy discussions, improved statistical data collection on their situation, to a decline in poverty rates. However, such progress has been limited in several countries, with indigenous and tribal peoples facing continued invisibility. The report being discussed at this Research Seminar takes up the ambitious task of peeling away the layers of this invisibility, particularly in terms of data, and statistics, by presenting the social and economic situation of indigenous women and men by looking at key aspects such as population, employment and poverty. It also showcases the important strides made in public policies, particularly with regard to institutions, consultation and participation. Furthermore, it highlights the critical role of the Convention as a framework for social justice, peace, participatory democracy, and inclusive and sustainable development for all – which is necessary to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and undertake meaningful climate action.
Indigenous and Tribal Peoples
Germany ratifies ILO Convention, 1989 (No. 169) as a strong expression of solidarity for the protection of indigenous and tribal peoples’ rights
25 June 2021
South-South Cooperation Online Forum: Promoting decent work through the inclusion of vulnerable groups in vocational training
The EIIP participated in the South-South Cooperation Online Forum: Promoting decent work through the inclusion of vulnerable groups in vocational training. The virtual event, organized by OIT San Jose, OIT/PARDEV and ITC-ILO, promoted a virtual learning community among Central American Institutions as well as a series of knowledge-sharing events, which have allowed the institutes to learn from each other's experience to include vulnerable groups (youth, women and indigenous peoples) in vocational training.
International Day of Rural Women
15 October 2020
Despite playing a major role as farmers, wage earners and entrepreneurs, rural women face gender-based discrimination leading to unpaid work, as well as unequal access to education, healthcare, property, and financial services.
13 October 2020
Joint statement by ILO, FAO, IFAD and WHO.
VIRTUAL EVENT : 13 October 2020. 09:00 New York time
Inequalities and discrimination experienced by the world’s over 476 million indigenous and tribal peoples are now exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the United Nations General Assembly held its annual discussion on the rights of indigenous peoples, the ILO joined partners of the Indigenous Navigator initiative in hosting a webinar to hear from indigenous representatives from Africa, Asia and Latin America about their perspectives on building an inclusive and sustainable COVID-19 response.
20 July 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on an already marginalized population in Nepal.
17 February 2020
As part of its efforts to eliminate forced labour in Peru’s Amazon region, the ILO is working in collaboration with the most affected communities.
Rights of indigenous peoples
03 February 2020
Thirty years after the adoption of the only international Convention on the rights of indigenous peoples, a new ILO report finds they are still more likely to be poor and face particular hardships in the world of work.
29 January 2020