News, events and stories on indigenous and tribal peoples

  1. Webinar

    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.

  2. © Annie Spratt 2020

    International Day of Rural Women

    Rural women: Key actors in poverty reduction and food security

    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.

  3. Food security

    Impact of COVID-19 on people’s livelihoods, their health and our food systems

    13 October 2020

    Joint statement by ILO, FAO, IFAD and WHO.

  4. VIRTUAL EVENT : 13 October 2020. 09:00 New York time

    Building back better: Indigenous Peoples’ Voices in the COVID-19 Pandemic

    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.

  5. © Prakash Mathema / AFP 2020

    Blog

    Include indigenous people in COVID-19 response

    20 July 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on an already marginalized population in Nepal.

  6. Forced labour

    Justices of the Peace, allies in the fight against forced labour in Peru

    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.

  7. © John Isaac / UN Photo 2020

    Rights of indigenous peoples

    Urgent action needed to tackle poverty and inequalities facing 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.

  8. Media advisory

    New report assesses situation of world’s indigenous and tribal peoples

    29 January 2020

  9. News

    ILO shares its orientation tool on coops with indigenous women entrepreneurs at WIPO training

    18 November 2019

  10. Event

    ILO and Partners Celebrate International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples 2019

    The International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples was celebrated in Bangladesh on 6 August 2019 at an event organized by The Indigenous Peoples Forum and Kapaeeng Foundation the ILO, UNDP, Australian Aid, and Royal Danish Embassy all attended the event.