by NEWSNER , 2021-08-09 10:59:52
Every year on August 9th, the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is commemorated to raise awareness and safeguard the rights of the world's indigenous peoples. This event also honours indigenous people's accomplishments and contributions to global challenges such as environmental conservation.
Indigenous peoples make up about 476 million people in 90 nations, accounting for 6.2 percent of the worldwide population. Indigenous peoples have a wide range of distinct cultures, traditions, languages, and knowledge systems. They have a special bond with their homelands and have different ideas about growth based on their worldviews and objectives.
The United Nations General Assembly declared the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples in December 1994, to be observed every year during the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples (1995–2004).
“Leaving no one behind: Indigenous peoples and the Call for a New Social Contract” is the slogan for 2021.
A social contract is an unwritten agreement between communities to work together for the common good. Indigenous peoples were never included in the social compact in many countries where they were forced from their lands, their cultures and languages denigrated, and their people side-lined from political and economic activity. The dominating populations formed the social contract.