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International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples- Leaving no one behind

Events - 26.07.2021

 Announcement- International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

 26 de July 2021, Rome- There are over 476 million indigenous peoples living in 90 countries across the world, accounting for 6.2 per cent of the global population. Indigenous peoples are the holders of a vast diversity of unique cultures, traditions, languages and knowledge systems. They have a special relationship with their lands and hold diverse concepts of development based on their own worldviews and priorities.

This year, the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples (9 August) calls to leave no one behing. Despite the existence of international instruments to respond these inequalities, not all are embarked on the collective journey to ensure that no one is left behind, including indigenous peoples. Therefore, the building and redesigning of a new social contract as an expression of cooperation for social interest and common good for humanity and nature, is needed.

Did you know?

More than 86% of indigenous peoples globally work in the informal economy, compared to 66% for their non-indigenous counterparts

Indigenous peoples are nearly three times as likely to be living in extreme poverty compared to their non-indigenous counterparts.


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