About 20 countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America have submitted preliminary applications for participation in the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
The event will be held at two venues in Krasnoyarsk, Russia in August 2024.
Siberia International Exhibition Business Center will be the first venue of the event. Speakers will discuss Indigenous Peoples’ problems, including poverty, landlessness, malnutrition, etc. In addition, small and medium-sized businesses operating in the Arctic will be showcased there.
The second part of the event will be held on Tatyshev Island, Krasnoyarsk, Russia. Visitors will be able to see traditional houses built by Indigenous Peoples, namely chums, yarangas, and wigwams.
The initiators of the event are the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East (RAIPON), and the Government of the Krasnoyarsk Territory.
The International Day of the World's Indigenous People has been celebrated annually since 1995. On 23 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided, in its resolution 49/214, that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People shall be observed on 9 August every year. The date marks the day of the first meeting, in 1982, of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations.