Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Group

Promoting understanding of, and respect for, human rights

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Date: 9 Aug 2013

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples recognises the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations in Geneva in 1982.

The day helps raise awareness of Indigenous peoples’ cultures and the great diversity that they represent – as well as the many serious issues these people face around the world.