International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Today is International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples!

Indigenous peoples live in all regions of the world and own, occupy or use some 22% of global land area. Numbering at least 370-500 million, indigenous peoples represent the greater part of the world’s cultural diversity, and have created and speak the major share of the world’s almost 7000 languages. Many indigenous peoples continue to be confronted with marginalization, extreme poverty and other human rights violations. Through partnerships with indigenous peoples, UNESCO seeks to support them in addressing the multiple challenges they face, while acknowledging their significant role in sustaining the diversity of the world’s cultural and biological landscape.

UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: COVID-19 and indigenous peoples’ resilience

Indigenous Peoples and the COVID-19 pandemic

Indigenous art: prints and paintings from the Northern Territory’s Tiwi Islands – in pictures

Indigenous art centres that sustain remote communities are at risk.

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