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International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 2019

Poster: Indigenous Day

The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed each year on August 9 to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. This event recognizes the achievements and contributions made by Indigenous Peoples. The commemoration takes place on in recognition of the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations held in Geneva in 1982.

Key Links


The 2019 International Day observance will take place on Friday, August 9 from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm in the ECOSOC Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

More info and registration

The event will be broadcast at webtv.un.org

Other events around the world related to Indigenous languages

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Mexico’s National Indigenous Language Fair (Feria de las lenguas indígenas nacionales) 2019


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Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019


International Day of the World’s Indigenous People



Indigenous Peoples Week

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