World Tribal Day- Day for Indigenous Peoples celebrated

Q.  Activist Soni Sori led a August Tiranga Yatra to mark which day on 9th August 2016?
- Published on 10 Aug 16

a. World Tribal Day
b. International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
c. Both of the above
d. Neither of the above

ANSWER: Both of the above
World Tribal Day or International Day of the World’s Indigenous People was observed on August 9, 2016
  • The theme was Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Education
  • Sori also marched to unfurl the tricolour at the Gompad village in Sukma, a worst hit Maoist area
  • Day for Indigenous Peoples was founded by UNGA on 23rd December 1994 with adoption of resolution 49/214 proclaiming that World’s Indigenous People Day shall be observed annually on 9th August
  • Date marks the day of the first meeting in 1982 of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub Commission on Protection and Promotion of Human Rights
  • UNGA also established two International Decades of the World’s Indigenous Peoples - 1995-2004 and 2005-2014 with the theme A Decade for Action and Dignity

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