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World Tribal Day, 2021 : Theme

World Tribal Day, 2021:

World Tribal Day or International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9th August every year.

  • It is aimed at promoting and protecting the rights of the world’s indigenous population and to acknowledge the contributions that indigenous people make towards world issues such as environmental protection.
  • The day recognizes the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations in Geneva in 1982.
  • It has been celebrated every year since 1994, in accordance with the declaration by the United Nations.
  • To date, numerous indigenous peoples experience extreme poverty, marginalization, and other human rights violations.
  • Theme 2021: “Leaving no one behind: Indigenous peoples and the call for a new social contract.”
  • Indigenous peoples are inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to people and the environment.
  • They have retained social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live.
  • There are over 476 million indigenous peoples living in 90 countries across the world, accounting for 6.2% of the global population.