The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People – 9 August

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (9 August) was first proclaimed by the General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (1995 – 2004). In 2004, the Assembly proclaimed a Second International Decade, from 2005 – 2015, with the theme of “A Decade for Action and Dignity.” Indigenous peoples are ethnic groups that are defined as "indigenous" according to one of the various definitions of … [Read more...]

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