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International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Event

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
Title:
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
When:
Thu, 9. August 2018
Category:
International Days, Years etc

Description

Veronica Olmitl Raya Mexico by Mathieu Asselin

August 9 is commemorated as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples in recognition of the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations in Geneva in 1982.

he observance of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples will take place on Thursday 9 August 2018 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the ECOSOC Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. This year’s theme is “Indigenous peoples’ migration and movement”.

The event will include a panel discussion on the current situation of indigenous territories, the root causes of migration, trans-border movement and displacement, with a specific focus on indigenous peoples living in urban areas and across international borders. The panel will also examine the challenges and ways forward to revitalize indigenous peoples’ identities and encourage the protection of their rights in or outside their traditional territories.

Webcast

http://webtv.un.org

www.facebook.com/UNWebTV

www.facebook.com/unpfii

Shortened link of the event website

http://bit.ly/idwip2018


Resources:

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

United Nations Development Group Guidelines on Indigenous Peoples' Issues

State of the World's Indigenous Peoples (SOWIP)

System-wide Action Plan (SWAP)

Secretary General Reports on Indigenous Peoples

General Assembly Resolutions on Indigenous Peoples

 

Contact

Email: unic.portofspain@unic.org 

Telephone: 1(868) 623 8438 or 623 4813

Fax: 1 (868) 623 4332 

Address: 

2nd Floor Bretton Hall, 16 Victoria Avenue, 

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

 

 

 

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