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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

The Finno-Ugric and Samoyed peoples include the following indigenous peoples: Izhorians, Setos, Votians, Vepsians, Khanty, Mansis, Enets, Nenets, Nganasans and Selkups.

That is why the 2021 theme is “Leaving no one behind: Indigenous peoples and the call for a new social contract.”

Each year, 9 August commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. It is celebrated around the world and marks the date of the inaugural session of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations at the United Nations in 1982.

As part of the commemoration, the Indigenous Peoples and Development Branch – Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues/DISD/DESA is organizing a virtual event. Indigenous Peoples, Member States, UN entities, civil society, and the general public are all invited.

The 2021 commemoration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples will focus on the theme “Leaving no one behind: Indigenous peoples and the call for a new social contract” to be held on Monday, 9 August from 9 am to 11 am (EST).

Simultaneous Interpretation in English-Spanish and vice-versa is available thanks to the Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC). 

If you are unable to join the event via Zoom due to limit of participants reached, please make sure to view the event live on our Facebook page. Please note that the simultaneous interpretation will only be available at the Zoom event. The Facebook live stream will only include the original language spoken by each speaker.

2021 Virtual Commemoration

9 August 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will organize a virtual commemoration for speakers to disucss redesigning a new social contract for indigenous peoples, where their own forms of governance and ways of life must be respected and based on their free, prior and informed consent.


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9.08.2021
All ower the world
09:00-11:00