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9 August: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 2019 Theme, Aim, History

 

 

9 August: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 2019 Theme, Aim, History

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is celebrated every year on 9th August around the world. 

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples observance aims to strengthen international cooperation for solving problems faced by indigenous peoples in areas such as human rights, the environment, education, health, and social development.

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples-2019 theme is not decided yet but 2018 theme was ‘Indigenous peoples’ migration and movement’.

The United Nations General Assembly on 23rd December 1994, proclaimed 9th August as the International Day of the World'sIndigenous Peoples through its resolution 49/214.

The date 9th August also marks 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.

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) through its Resolution on ‘Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ proclaimed the year 2019 as the ‘International Year of Indigenous Languages’.


 

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