World Tribal Day

Facts for Prelims

World Tribal Day

News: 9th August is celebrated as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

• In 1994, the UNGA, passed a resolution, declaring August 9 as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People as it was on 9th August that the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations held its first meeting.
• Aim - To highlight the role of indigenous people and the importance of preserving their rights, communities and knowledge they gathered and passed down over centuries.
• Theme – ‘The Role of Indigenous Women in the Preservation and Transmission of Traditional Knowledge.’

• Taking cognisance of the knowledge acquired by indigenous people is vital culturally and also scientifically
• Understanding and preservation of indigenous languages, their spiritual practices, and philosophies can help in the conservation and upliftment of Tribals without compromising their identity.

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