International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
Every year onAugust 9th, the world observes the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. It is a day to raise awareness and promote the rights of indigenous communities worldwide.
United Nations General Assembly instituted the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples in 1994, commemorating the inaugural session of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations that took place in 1982.
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is an opportunity to celebrate the rich cultures, traditions, languages, and contributions of indigenous peoples.
It also serves as a reminder of the challenges and issues they face, such as land rights, discrimination, poverty, and lack of access to basic services.
The day aims to promote dialogue and understanding between indigenous communities and the rest of the world, fostering respect for their unique perspectives and ways of life
Each year, the day has a specific theme that focuses on a particular aspect of indigenous peoples' lives or challenges they are encountering.
It provides an opportunity for various stakeholders, including governments, non-governmental organizations, and indigenous communities themselves, to engage in discussions, events, and activities that promote the well-being and rights of indigenous peoples.