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World Tribal Day 2023
International Day of World’s Indigenous People is celebrated on 9th August all over the world annually for promoting and protecting the rights of Indigenous people and to appreciating their contributions for making the world a better place to live in. It is also called International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
World Indigenous Day or International Day of World’s Indigenous People, this occasion offers a prime opportunity to actively work towards safeguarding the Fundamental rights of tribal communities worldwide. As per UN Data it is estimated that indigenous people make up less than 5% of the global population, they are responsible for 15% of the world’s poorest people. The details and theme of World Indigenous Day or World Tribal Day has been discussed below.
History of World Tribal Day 2023
World Tribal Day 2023 was first observed as a result of a global campaign to recognize the rights and significant contributions of indigenous peoples. Even though indigenous groups make up about 6% of the world’s population and have a wide range of cultural traditions, they are typically disadvantaged.
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was selected in honour of the 1982 Geneva-based Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the UN Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights inaugural meeting.
UN General Assembly in December 1994, adopted a resolution for officially recognizing and commemorating International Day of the World Indigenous People with the primary goal is to protect the rights of tribal population and to ensure that their voice and ideas receives global recognition.
Theme of World Tribal Day 2023
International Day of World’s Indigenous People theme is: “Indigenous Youth as Agents of Change for Self-determination.”
Significance of World Tribal Day 2023
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People significance in 2023 lies in its capacity to find the difficulties encountered by numerous indigenous communities all around the world. These challenges include things like racism, poverty, and a lack of access to healthcare and education.
This event serves as a reminder to protect and celebrate the rich cultural heritage, traditions, languages, and insights that indigenous peoples bring to the world’s fabric. It aims to foster solidarity among indigenous groups and raise awareness among the general public. Understanding and valuing indigenous cultures promotes more empathy and esteem, which contributes to the development of a more inclusive and caring society.
World Tribal Day 2023 and Tribal Communities in India
As per the 2011 census the total tribal population in India is 104 million, which is 8.6% of total India’s population. Although most substantial tribal communities are found in central India, constitution of 10% population in the particular region. As per the government data a total of 573 communities have been recognised by the government as the Scheduled Tribes. The Tribal people are often referred as ‘Adivasi’ in India.
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