Indigenous day

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is commemorated annually on 9 August in recognition of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations, held in Geneva in 1982.

This year, the Day’s theme focuses the spotlight on COVID-19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience, and several events – mostly virtual – will be organized, bringing together indigenous peoples’ organizations, UN agencies, UN ;Member States, civil society and other key stakeholders.

There are 370 million indigenous peoples living in different countries. On this day ifestivals, competitions in national sports and other events are being held.