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Further Guidance

Examples of further guidance on indigenous peoples include:

  • ILO, Excerpts from Reports and Comments of the ILO Supervisory Bodies: Applying the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169): Organized in a thematic and chronological manner, this document seeks to disseminate the comments and recommendations of the ILO supervisory bodies in the context of the application of ILO Convention No. 169.
  • ILO, Implementing the ILO Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention No. 169: Towards an Inclusive, Sustainable and Just Future: This report presents the social and economic situation of indigenous women and men by looking at key aspects such as population, employment and poverty, as well as the important strides made in public policies, particularly with regard to institutions, consultation and participation.
  • IWGIA and ILO, The Impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous Communities: Insights from the Indigenous Navigator: This report highlights the differentiated impact that COVID-19 has on indigenous peoples.
  • ILO, Exploring and Tackling Barriers to Indigenous Women’s Participation and Organization: This study aims to identify and analyze barriers to participation and organization faced by indigenous women at multiple levels.
  • United Nations Global Compact, Practical Supplement: Business Reference Guide to the UNDRIP: This resource compiles a list of business practices to raise awareness of the corporate responsibility to respect indigenous peoples’ rights and the opportunity to support these rights.
  • United Nations Global Compact, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and the Role of Free, Prior and Informed Consent: This note explores the business case for obtaining FPIC and the challenges that are likely to arise in the process. It outlines current company good practices to obtain FPIC and discusses emerging practices that not only support FPIC but also provide long-term benefits for affected indigenous communities.
  • United Nations, State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: This report promotes awareness of indigenous peoples’ issues within the UN system, with States, academia and the broader public.
  • United Nations, Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples: This resource provides companies with an understanding of FPIC.
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC), Standard 7 — Indigenous Peoples: The IFC has developed a guidance note for its clients in aid of implementing IFC Performance Standard 7 on indigenous peoples’ rights. Companies can use this resource to ensure that business activities minimize negative impacts, foster respect for human rights, dignity and culture of indigenous populations, and promote development benefits in culturally appropriate ways.
  • IFC, Stakeholder Engagement: A Good Practice Handbook for Companies Doing Business in Emerging Markets: This guide provides useful advice on how companies can engage with stakeholders, including specific recommendations on how to consult with indigenous communities.
  • IFC, Investing in People: Sustaining Communities through Improved Business Practice: The IFC created this guide as a resource to help IFC clients and other companies establish effective community development programmes for communities located near or affected by their operations, including indigenous peoples.
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