The 29th International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is being observed by organizing several programs in Nepal.
This day is being marked across the Nepal by organizing several activities with this year's slogan 'Indigenous Youth as agents of change for self-determination.” Indigenous peoples right to self-determination occupies an important place in international human rights law and is recognized as a fundamental right in major human rights instruments including the United Nations Charter.
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), under its article 3 states that Indigenous Peoples have the right to self-determination and in exercising this right, they have the right to freely pursue their economic, social, and cultural development. Indigenous youth are playing an active role in exercising their right to self-determination, as their future depends on the decisions that are made today. For instance, Indigenous youth are working as agents of change at the forefront of some of the most pressing crises facing humanity today.
Indigenous peoples right to self-determination occupies an important place in international human rights law and is recognized as a fundamental right in major human rights instruments including the United Nations Charter.
In order to raise awareness of the needs and rights of the Indigenous Peoples, every year 9 August commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, chosen in recognition of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations held in Geneva in 1982.
On December 23, 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided, in its resolution that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People shall be observed on August 9 every year.
Main event organized by Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities was covered exclusively by Indigenous Television.
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