National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

September 4, 2024

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed annually to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous populations. This event also recognises the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection.

It was first pronounced by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 1994, marking the day of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, in 1982.

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