Commemoration of International Day of Indigenous Peoples
The UN marked the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (9 August), at an event held at UN headquarters on the theme, “Bridging the gap: implementing the rights of indigenous peoples”. The commemoration was co-organized by the Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Division for Social Policy and Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs; the Department of Public Information; and the NGO Committee on the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
Joan Henry, Tsalagi Traditional Song-Carrier Elisi, Nuyagi Keetoowah Society, performs a welcoming song at the event as Grand Chief Edward John (left), Vice-Chairperson of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues; and Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs and Coordinator of the Second International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples, look on.
UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras
08 August 2014
United Nations, New York
Photo # 597164