United Nations observes the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on 09th August every year. The day is being observed to raise awareness of the needs of indigenous peoples. The theme of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2020 is “COVID-19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience”.
To commemorate the day, the Indigenous Peoples and Development Branch – Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will organize a virtual event which will feature a panel discussion on the innovative measures to make indigenous peoples continue to demonstrate resilience and strength in the face of the pandemic, while confronting grave threats to their survival.
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- Secretary-General of United Nations: António Guterres.