International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2015
IPC celebrates International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2015
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World's Indigenous People is observed on 9 August each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population.
This event also recognises the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection. The day is celebrated with special events around the world, including at United Nations Headquarters in New York.
This year's the theme "Post 2015 Agenda: Ensuring indigenous peoples' health and well-being" puts a spotlight on the issue of indigenous peoples' access to health care services, as improving indigenous peoples’ health remains a critical challenge for these communities.
To find out more please visit the website http://www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/