International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Wednesday 9th August 2017

Location: Nation-wide , NSW (View map)


The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This event also recognises the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection. It was first pronounced by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 1994, marking the day of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, in 1982.

Check out the following website for more information: http://www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/