International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020
On 23 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided, in its resolution 49/214, that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People shall be observed on 9 August every year. The date marks the first meeting, in 1982, of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations.
The International Day observance will take place on Monday, 10 August 2020 from 9 am to 11 am in a virtual event.
The virtual event’s theme is “COVID-19 and indigenous people’s resilience” and will feature an interactive panel discussion with several guest speakers.
Photo credit: Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).