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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2022: History, Significance and Theme

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9th August every year. this day aims to protect the rights of the indigenous population. also, this day recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection.

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: History

  • In 1994, the General Assembly of the United Nations recognised this day to observe in December. it also highlights the inaugural session of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations at the United Nations (UN) in 1982.

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: Significance

  • UNESCO celebrates this day every year by sharing updates on projects and activities relevant to the annual theme. along with it, UNESCO acknowledges people’s role in sustaining the world’s cultural and biological diversity and seeks support.

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: Theme

  • The theme of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2022 is “The Role of Indigenous Women in the Preservation and Transmission of Traditional Knowledge.”

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