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Guidelines for Combating Child Labor Among Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

The following guidelines have been elaborated in order to provide practical guidance to ILO staff and partners on how to address the specific needs and rights of indigenous peoples – and thus combat child labour among indigenous children.

The elaboration of the guidelines was undertaken in collaboration between two specialised programmes of
the ILO:  The International Programme to Eliminate Child Labour (IPEC); and The Programme to Promote ILO Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (PRO 169).

The guidelines should be seen as a supplement to the very comprehensive guidelines elaborated by IPEC/Time Bound Programme (TBP), which constitute an important frame of reference and in many cases can be used in the work towards the elimination of indigenous child labour. However, the TBP guidelines address child labour in general and do not take into account the specificities of indigenous peoples and their children. These call for specific considerations, approaches and solutions.


Uploaded on: Mar 13, 2012
Last Updated: Dec 04, 2015

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Resource Type: Practitioner Resources Issues: Children's Rights, Indigenous Peoples' Rights, Labor & Employment Tool Type: Manuals & Guides, Training Resources & Popular Education Languages: English Regions: > Global