International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: 9 August

United Nations observes 9th August every year as International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day is celebrated to raise awareness of the needs of these population groups. This year’s observance is dedicated to Indigenous Peoples’ Languages in view of 2019 being marked as the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

Theme for year 2019: Indigenous Languages.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For EPFO/LIC ADO Mains:

  • Headquarters of United Nations: New York, USA; Founded: 24 October 1945.
  • Secretary General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres.

Source: The United Nations

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