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World Tribal Day 2021 Theme, Wishes Quotes, Poster Images, Greetings, History, Significance

The  World Tribal Day is celebrated each year on August 9 all across the world. The tribals speak an overwhelming majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 different cultures.

The World Tribal Day also called as the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year  with an aim to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. 

This day also recognises the achievements and contributions which the Indigenous people make to improve the world issues such as environmental protection.

It was in December 1994 that the United Nations General Assembly decided that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples should be observed on August 9th each year. 

The so-called date of August 9 was chosen recognising the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights held in Geneva in 1982.

World Tribal Day Significance

World Tribal Day is observed to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population while acknowledging the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues including environmental protection.

As indigenous peoples are often among the poorest ethnic groups in society, the day was very much required. According to the UN, indigenous people have been making up less than 5 per cent of the world’s population but account for 15 per cent of the poorest.

They speak an overwhelming majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 different cultures.

World Tribal Day Theme

The theme of World Indigenous Day 2021 is “Leaving no one behind: Indigenous peoples and the call for a new social contract

World Tribal Day Quotes

“Modern man has lost the sense of wonder about the unknown and he treats it as an enemy.”

― Laurens van der Postl

“She gazed at him alluringly and grinned. No further words were necessary.”

― Jason Medina

You can no longer see or identify yourself solely as a member of a tribe, but as a citizen of a nation of one people working toward a common purpose.”

― idowu koyenikan

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