International Day of the World's Indigenous People
: 31/07/2008
: Indigenous Issues


International Day of the World's Indigenous People will be celebrated on August 9.By resolution 49/214 of 23 December 1994, the General Assembly decided to celebrate the day on 9 August every year during the International Decade of the World's Indigenous People. In 2004 the Assembly proclaimed a Second International Decade by resolution 59/174. The goal of this Decade is to further strengthen international cooperation for the solution of problems faced by indigenous people in such areas as culture, education, health, human rights, the environment, and social and economic development.
In April 2000, the Commission on Human Rights adopted a resolution to establish the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues which was endorsed by the Economic and Social Council in resolution 2000/22 of 28 July 2000. The mandate of the Permanent Forum is to discuss indigenous issues related to culture, economic and social development, education, the environment, health and human rights.
In Russia International Day of the World's Indigenous People will be celebrated on August 8 in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk this year.








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