“Indigenous Peoples suffer the highest rates of oppression, illness, suicide, poverty, isolation, and despair. It is time for the United Nations Declaration On The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples to be fully recognized and implemented.”
– Robby Romero, Founder Native Children’s Survival
“On this International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, I call on the international community to ensure that they are not left behind. To create a better, more equitable future, let us commit to do more to improve the health and well-being of indigenous peoples. “
– Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
The observance of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples at UN Headquarters will take place on Monday, 10 August 2015, in the ECOSOC Chamber, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event will be webcast live on webtv.un.org. Read the Press Release.