Government ministers, indigenous leaders, and other stakeholders and experts adopted recommendations for a global plan of action for the Decade of Indigenous Languages (2022-2032). Los Pinos Declaration emphasizes indigenous peoples’ rights to freedom of expression, to an education in their mother tongue and to participation in public life using their languages, to ensure the survival of indigenous languages.
International days are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. We also mark other UN observances.