The World Indigenous day 2022 which is celebrated today, highlights the significance of indigenous people and the necessity of protecting their communities. It fosters the significance of indigenous people and the necessity of protecting their communities.
This day is marked by the United Nations to honour the accomplishments and contributions of indigenous communities.
According to the UN Globally, 47% of all indigenous peoples in employment have no education, compared to 17% of their non-indigenous counterparts. This gap is even wider for women.
More than 86% of indigenous peoples globally work in the informal economy, compared to 66% for their non-indigenous counterparts
The Economic and Social Council addressed the concerns of the indigenous people when it passed a resolution in April 2000 to establish the Permanent United Nations forum.
The role of indigenous women in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge is the focus of this year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2022.
World Indigenous Day 2022: History, Significance
During a UN summit in Geneva, the organisation established its first working committee on the indigenous population. A Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was later created by the UN.
The goal of World Indigenous Day is to work on issues like community health, economic and social development, education, culture, and the environment.
Finally, on December 23, 1994, the United Nations General Assembly resolved to designate August 9 as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
The day is important for delivering updates about the annual projects and events based on the themes that have been announced.
And this year the The World Indigenous Day is organised by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), which will host a virtual session from 9 am to 11 am (EST) on August 09, 2022.
The event invites indigenous peoples, member states, UN entities, civil society and the general public to join the virtual session for discussing the current scenario of the world’s indigenous communities.