Indigenous Peoples Day

“Tackling the Inequality Pandemic: A New Social Contract for a New Era”

This year’s theme to mark the United Nations International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples celebrated on the 9th of August every year is, “Tackling the Inequality Pandemic: A New Social Contract for a New Era” The need for re-examining our mode of being in our world had been raised, especially by Indigenous Peoples, since …

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Statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

9th August 2019 Language is not just the means of communication, but it also enable us to define our identity, express our history, culture and traditions, transfer our knowledge, defend our rights and dignity and participate in every aspects of human life. It has been articulated that a person’s right to choose a language of …

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Celebrating 10 Years of Implementation of the UNDRIP and 25 Years of AIPP on The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, 2017 “Reaffirming our roots, Embracing our future”

9th August 2017 This year, the 13th of September 2017 will mark the 10th Anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) by the UN General Assembly. Further, the year 2017 is also an auspiciously year for Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) as it is its 25th Anniversary. Over …

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Philippines: Assert our Right to Self-Determination

August 7, 2017 We stand in solidarity with all indigenous peoples of the world in celebrating  World Indigenous Peoples’ Day on August 9, in assertion of our right to self-determination, identity and culture. We mark this day amidst intensified neoliberal attacks on indigenous peoples rights all over the world. The intensifying plunder and exploitation of …

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Statement of AIPP on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2016: “Protect our rights, our lands!”

Salute from the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact! Indigenous brothers and sisters, We proudly celebrate the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples under this year’s Asia regional theme and call to “Protect our rights, our lands!” We urgently need to address the continuing violations of our collective rights as indigenous peoples, particularly our rights to our lands, territories and resources …

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Asia Indigenous Statement on the International World’s Indigenous Peoples Day

Intensify the Defense of Our Rights to Land, Territories and Resources Against Land Grabbing AIPP Statement on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 9 August 2015 UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has stated, “The interests of the indigenous peoples must be part of the new development agenda in order for it to …

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