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C107 - Indigenous and Tribal Populations Convention, 1957
(No. 107)
Convention concerning the Protection and Integration of Indigenous and Other Tribal and
Semi-Tribal Populations in Independent Countries (Entry into force: 02 Jun 1959)
Adoption: Geneva, 40th ILC session (26 Jun 1957) - Status: Outdated instrument (Technical Convention).
Convention may be denounced: 02 Jun 2019 - 02 Jun 2020
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The General Conference of the International Labour Organisation,
Having been convened at Geneva by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and having met in its Fortieth
Session on 5 June 1957, and
Having decided upon the adoption of certain proposals with regard to the protection and integration of indigenous and
other tribal and semi-tribal populations in independent countries, which is the sixth item on the agenda of the session, and
Having determined that these proposals shall take the form of an international Convention, and
Considering that the Declaration of Philadelphia affirms that all human beings have the right to pursue both their material
well-being and their spiritual development in conditions of freedom and dignity, of economic security and equal
opportunity, and
Considering that there exist in various independent countries indigenous and other tribal and semi-tribal populations which
are not yet integrated into the national community and whose social, economic or cultural situation hinders them from
benefiting fully from the rights and advantages enjoyed by other elements of the population, and
Considering it desirable both for humanitarian reasons and in the interest of the countries concerned to promote continued
action to improve the living and working conditions of these populations by simultaneous action in respect of all the factors
which have hitherto prevented them from sharing fully in the progress of the national community of which they form part,
Considering that the adoption of general international standards on the subject will facilitate action to assure the protection
of the populations concerned, their progressive integration into their respective national communities, and the
improvement of their living and working conditions, and
Noting that these standards have been framed with the co-operation of the United Nations, the Food and Agriculture
Organisation of the United Nations, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation and the World
Health Organisation, at appropriate levels and in their respective fields, and that it is proposed to seek their continuing cooperation in promoting and securing the application of these standards,

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