UN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
The United Nation General Assembly on 23 December 1994 designated 9 August to be observed as the "International Day of the World's Indigenous People" every year during the International Decade of the World's Indigenous People (Resolution 49/214). The date marks the day of the first meeting in 1982 of the Working Group of Indigenous Populations of the Subcommission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities of the Commission on Human Rights. First observed in 1995, its commemoration offers the world community an opportunity to reiterate the principles of respect for human rights enshrined in the Charter and to find solutions to alleviate the plight of indigenous people. Read more »
9 August 2012
Message of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
In the five years since the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, communities and individuals have been taking advantage of the reach of traditional and new media to tell their story and make their voices heard. Read more »
UN urges greater appreciation of indigenous
culture and creativity
9 August 2011 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the world to recognize the right of indigenous peoples to control their intellectual property, saying they needed help to protect, develop and receive fair compensation for their cultural heritage and traditional knowledge. Read more »
On September 13, 2007, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the General Assembly. This decision comes as a result of more than twenty years of work by indigenous peoples and the United Nations system. Read more »
9 August 2011 United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay: “Let us ensure that development for some is not to the detriment of the human rights of others" READ MORE »
19 Oct 2012 A dynamic year of indigenous communication
Indigenous media is a tool for self-determination, emancipation
and revival of dying languages.
The vitality of indigenous news media makes it hard to follow.
Since Canada's Aboriginal Peoples Television Network launched the first indigenous national broadcast 12 years ago, indigenous broadcast has blossomed around the world. In 2008, the Maori television in Aotearoa, New Zealand, hosted the conference that created the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Network (WITBN). Read more »
The Political Economy of Indigenous Dispossession: Bare and Dispensable Lives in the Andes 9 October 2012
Special Rapporteur publishes report on the situation of indigenous peoples in the United States 11 September 2012
States 'Extinguishing' Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The Huffington Post UK 08/08/2012 16:31
Indigenous Papuans Arrested for the Celebrating the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
by West Papua Media team 9 August 2012
Demo Memperingati Hari Internasional Masyarakat Adat Dunia
Manokwari News on Kamis, 09 Agustus 2012
UNOHCHR August 5, 2011
UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of
Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya calls on indigenous peoples to build on their capacities but at the same time protect their cultures and way of life
Indigenous peoples around the globe are making themselves heard in international arenas and at the national level. But many challenges remain in the fight for full recognition of all their rights.
Awareness Raising Film Produced by Rebecca Sommer for the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous issues. Uploaded by UNSPFII on Jan 28, 2011 Indigenous Peoples and the United Nations