ILO Convention 169 and the Private Sector: Questions and Answers for IFC Clients [PDF]
11 pages | © March 2007 IFC | Complimentary
This note seeks to address the main questions about the Convention's content, its legal scope, the risks non-compliance might pose for the private sector, and practical approaches that can be adopted to respond to the requirements of the Convention. In adopting a Question and Answer framework, this note provides practical assistance to IFC and its clients, and other stakeholders, in the context of projects that impact or potentially impact upon indigenous peoples. It is intended to assist all parties in better understanding how Convention 169 relates to projects. This note should be read in conjunction with IFC's Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples, which contains direct requirements for IFC clients when projects impact such peoples.