The International Day of The World’s Indigenous Peoples
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on August 9th each year. This day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in December 1994 to raise awareness about the rights and well-being of indigenous peoples around the world.
Each year, the United Nations selects a theme for the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, focusing on specific aspects of indigenous rights, culture, or issues. These themes help guide discussions and activities related to the day and provide a framework for addressing the challenges faced by indigenous peoples worldwide.
It’s important to recognize and support the rights and well-being of indigenous peoples, as they often face unique challenges, including land dispossession, discrimination, and loss of cultural heritage. The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples serves as a reminder of the ongoing efforts needed to protect and promote the rights of indigenous communities globally.