Empowering indigenous voices

The 18th commemoration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples will be held on 9 August at UN Headquarters in New York

The event will be organized by the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues within DESA’s Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD), the UN Department of Public Information, and the NGO Committee on the Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. 

There will be statements delivered on behalf of the Secretary-General, DESA’s Under-Secretary-General, the Director of DSPD, the Chairperson of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and others. 

An interactive dialogue on “Indigenous Media, Empowering Indigenous Voices” will take place from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm in the ECOSOC Chamber. Some short clips and videos will also be screened during the commemoration. 

Those who wish to attend the interactive dialogue but do not hold UN grounds passes must confirm their participation by sending an email to Ms. Nataliia Grushevska at grushevska@un.org by noon (New York time) on 2 August indicating your name, affiliation and contact information. After successfully registering, participants should pick up their passes at the UN Visitors’ Lobby from 1:15 pm until 3:00 pm on 9 August. 

This commemoration is an afternoon event and the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues does not issue any invitation letters for participation in this event. Representatives of Member States, UN Agencies, indigenous peoples’, other non-governmental organizations and the media are invited to attend. 

For more information: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

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