International day of the world's indigenous peoples

© Sebastian Gerlic. Young indigenous peoples producing e-books.

In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided that the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples shall be observed on 9 August every year. The date marks the day of the first meeting, in 1982, of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights.

Each year, UNESCO marks the celebration of the Day by sharing information on projects and activities that are relevant to the annual theme.

 

 

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