International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: 9 August

  • The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (World Tribal Day) is observed on 9 August annually to protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population and recognize the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection.
  • The day was recognised by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 1994.
  • The date to marks the day of the inaugural session of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations at the United Nations in 1982.
  • The theme for 2021 is “Leaving no one behind: Indigenous peoples and the call for a new social contract.”
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