August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People observed

The world observed the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People on August 9, 2013. The theme selected was Indigenous Peoples Building Alliances”.

The theme was aimed at emphasizing the importance of honouring arrangements between States, their citizens and indigenous peoples that were designed to recognize indigenous people’s rights to their lands and establish a framework for living in immediacy and entering into economic relationships.

How did the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People come into existence?

In 1994, the General Assembly of United Nations promulgated that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People will be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People (1995 – 2004).

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