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On Friday 9 August, the world marks the International Day of Indigenous Peoples. The day celebrates the significant progress and achievements worldwide for indigenous peoples and their rights.
After a long consultation process, IWGIA members voted on not adopting a new call name, thus keeping the original acronym of International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs.
On 22-23 June 2019, rights holders and audiences from across the world will come together in Bonn to zoom in on the transformative role of rights and rights-based approaches for securing a more just, sustainable and prosperous future for all. IWGIA will be present and co-host an event focusing on how we can mitigate the growing criminalisation of indigenous rights defenders.
Press release: On 24 April 2019, at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York, IWGIA will release The Indigenous World 2019, an extensive, one-of-a-kind yearbook presenting a comprehensive, global overview of the developments indigenous peoples’ experience.