United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2014

8 August 2014
United Nations Headquarters
ECOSOC Chamber
New York

International Day of Indigenous

"Bridging the gap: implementing the rights of indigenous peoples"

As the 20th International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, 9 August, fell on a Saturday, the Day was observed at UN Headquarters on Friday, 8 August 2014 in the ECOSOC Chamber from 3pm to 6pm. It was organized by the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in cooperation with the NGO Committee on the International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples.
The Commemoration featured statements from the Secretary-General, the President of the General Assembly, the Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs and the Vice-Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. An interactive dialogue on the theme of the Day followed, as well as a screening of a documentary film titled “Guswenta: Renewing the Two Row Wampum”
Messages of the Day at the Event
Message of the Secretary-General
Interactive Dialogue Presentations
>>>Click here to watch the webcast of the event

Messages from UN Agencies
Message from the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Joint Message by International Labour Organization (ILO) and Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Message from UN Women