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International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2019

On 23 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided, in its resolution 49/214, that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 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.

On this day, people from around the world are encouraged to spread the UN’s message on the protection and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples.

Share how you celebrate the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples using the following hashtags:

English
#WeAreIndigenous
#IndigenousDay
#IndigenousPeoplesDay

Spanish:
#SomosIndígenas – also works in Portuguese
#PueblosIndígenas
#DíaPueblosIndígenas
#SoyIndígena
#DIPI2019

French:
#autochtones

Read also:

The United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: https://undocs.org/A/RES/61/295

Resolution 49/214: https://undocs.org/A/RES/49/214

UNPFII website on the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples: https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/international-day-of-the-worlds-indigenous-peoples.html

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