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International Day of the World's Indigenous People


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Ben
- 1162 days ago - timeanddate.com
The United NationsâEUR(TM) (UN) International Day of the World's Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the worldâEUR(TM)s indigenous peoples...



   

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Ben O (140)
Sunday August 9, 2015, 7:50 am
Background:
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is celebrated on August 9 each year to recognize the first UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations meeting in Geneva in 1982. On December 23, 1994, the UN General Assembly decided that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People should be observed on August 9 annually during the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People.

In 2004 the assembly proclaimed the Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People (2005-2014). The assembly also decided to continue observing the International Day of Indigenous People annually during the second decade. The decade’s goal was to further strengthen international cooperation for solving problems faced by indigenous peoples in areas such as culture, education, health, human rights, the environment, and social and economic development.

In April 2000, the Commission on Human Rights adopted a resolution to establish the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues that was endorsed by the Economic and Social Council. The forum’s mandate is to discuss indigenous issues related to culture, economic and social development, education, the environment, health and human rights...
 

Ben O (140)
Sunday August 9, 2015, 7:52 am
Thanks Arlene for reminding me!
 

Animae C (507)
Sunday August 9, 2015, 8:00 am
Respect, every day of the year.

Thanx Ben
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday August 9, 2015, 8:37 am
Indeed.
Shared around.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 9, 2015, 8:50 am
Yes every day should be. That being said if it brings awareness then by all means a good idea.
Thank you Ben
 

M B (62)
Sunday August 9, 2015, 9:07 am
Respect on EVERY day ! thx Ben
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 9, 2015, 12:15 pm
And guess who didn't sign the UN declaration of their rights:
The "civilized" Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the US and Israel :)
 

Christeen A (342)
Sunday August 9, 2015, 12:19 pm
Thanks for this post.
 

Arlene C (30)
Sunday August 9, 2015, 2:46 pm
ThanKs Ben for your friendship
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 9, 2015, 8:54 pm
Thanks Ben--shared--most people don't know this day nor care. So sad.
 

ANA MARIJA R (200)
Monday August 10, 2015, 1:22 am
noted/shared with thanks
 

JL A (281)
Monday August 10, 2015, 9:04 am
Thanks Ben for ensuring we all remembered it--perhaps next year Care2 will send us a thank you card to remind us.
 

Nancy C (806)
Monday August 10, 2015, 9:18 am
ty my friend...also posted as a dif link...the more the merrier. must not forget the struggles and successes of the indigenous worlwide as we battle our own demons...
 

Past Member (0)
Monday August 10, 2015, 12:10 pm
Noted, thanks Ben
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday August 11, 2015, 12:22 am
Noted
 

Stan B (123)
Tuesday August 11, 2015, 3:27 am
Thanks for the story, Ben.
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Thursday August 20, 2015, 2:50 am
Thanks for sharing Ben.
 
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