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The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9 August each year to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world's indigenous population. This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection. It was first pronounced by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1994, marking the day of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in 1982.

When[edit | edit source]

Aug 9, annually

Annual themes[edit | edit source]

  • 2023: Indigenous youth as agents of change for self-determination
  • 2021: Leaving no one behind, Indigenous peoples and the call for a new social contract[1]
  • 2019: Indigenous Languages

Video[edit | edit source]


More video: United Nations video about Indigenous Peoples on youtube.com

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