International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2017

 

International Day of the World’s Indigenous PeoplesBy resolution 49/214 of 23 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples shall be observed on 9 August every year. The date marks the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations in 1982.

This year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples will be commemorated on Wednesday, 9 August at UNHQ in New York from 3.00pm to 6.00pm in the ECOSOC Chamber.

This year is of particular importance, as it is the Tenth Anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and at the same time the theme of the event. A backgrounder on the tenth anniversary of the UNDRIP is now available in EnglishFrenchSpanish, and Russian

The commemoration will be divided into two parts:

  1. A high-level segment that will include interventions from UN officials and the Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
  2. A panel discussion on the successes and challenges faced in the implementation of the UNDRIP over the past decade. The panel will include the participation of guest panelists ranging from government representatives to indigenous experts from the different regions of the world. More information can be found at the International Day dedicated website.

Webcast


Messages and Statements from across the United Nations system and others


Relevant documents


Media and outreach

Digital Cards (click on the image to download it in different languages)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Twitter

We are partnering with Twitter on an International Day emoji to be launched on 8 August. The emoji will follow our branding and will be linked to the hashtags #WeAreIndigenous #SomosIndígenas #autochtones #IamIndigenous #SoyIndígena #InternationalIndigenousDay #IIPD2017 #DIPI2017 #PueblosIndígenas #DíaInternacionalPueblosIndígenas. The emoji will be launched on @UN4Indigenous and @UN on 8 August and will be available through 11 August.


Videos

10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

“Together We Achieve” (by UNTV, 1 min 30 sec, in all official UN languages, plus Portuguese and Kiswahili)

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: a conversation with experts (by DESA, 2 mins)

UNPFII16: Promoting Indigenous Languages

Indigenous peoples in Latin America

Indigenous peoples in Latin America


Further information

For further information on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples with statements and information about events that take place across the world, see the official UN page: www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday