EPACHA Foundation Proudly Celebrates
Humanity's Families of
Indigenous Peoples Around the World
09 August 2023
Courtesy, United Nations
Secretary General's Message for 2023
"Let us reaffirm our commitment to guaranteeing the individual
and collective rights of young Indigenous Peoples
as well as supporting their engagement in
global dialogues and decision-making."
Courtesy, United Nations - https://www.globalindigenousyouthcaucus.org/
Indigenous Youth as Agents of Change for
The theme of this year’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is youth. We celebrate young Indigenous Peoples, and their role in creating change and shaping the future.
Across the world, Indigenous Peoples face serious challenges, with their lands and resources threatened, their rights undermined, and their persistent vulnerability to marginalization and exclusion. Young Indigenous Peoples are helping to fight back.
They are leaders in the global climate action movement. They advocate justice and equality, celebrate their cultures, advance human rights and raise awareness of Indigenous history and issues around the world. And, learning from their elders, they ensure the continuity of Indigenous cultures, wisdom, and identities far into the future.
Indigenous knowledge and traditions are deeply rooted in sustainable development and can help to solve many of our common challenges. It is therefore vital that young Indigenous Peoples, both women and men, are involved in decision-making. The choices made today will determine the world of tomorrow.
So, let us reaffirm our commitment to guaranteeing the individual and collective rights of young Indigenous Peoples as well as supporting their engagement in global dialogues and decision-making. And together, build a better future for us all.
Above Text Courtesy, United Nations
Learn more about the World's Indigenous Peoples on the following United Nations web pages:
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At least 40% of the 7,000 languages used worldwide are at
some level of endangerment. Indigenous languages are
particularly vulnerable because many of them are
not taught at school or used in the public
sphere. This year, we start another
important milestone to advocate
for indigenous cultures: the
Text Courtesy, United Nations
Bi-Annual Youth Forum: Session II
GLOBAL INDIGENOUS YOUTH FORUM
Keep the Dates: 16 - 20 October 2023
FAO and Indigenous Youth working together for Zero Hunger
Courtesy, United Nations / FAO
The Global Indigenous Youth Caucus (GIYC) was established in 2006 and gathers Indigenous Youth from diverse backgrounds to address the concerns of Indigenous Youth worldwide. Ever since its creation, the GIYC has presented statements at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) and was recognized by the Permanent Forum as a working caucus in 2008.
To ensure the proper representation and sustainability of Indigenous Peoples' rights mechanisms, ongoing efforts are needed to recruit, involve, and train youth from different Indigenous Peoples’ communities. In 2017, FAO organized a meeting with the GIYC to incorporate their concerns into the organization's work and promote their integration.
The GIYC also engaged with Permanent Representatives to discuss food security and agriculture challenges. The meeting resulted in the "Rome Statement" with recommendations on UNDRIP [United Nations Declaration On The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples] and the Sustainable Development Goals. Following this, UNDESA recommended that FAO hosts a bi-annual UN Global Indigenous Youth Forum.
After co-hosting the first Indigenous Youth Forum in 2021, FAO and the GIYC will organize the second Forum in Rome in October 2023. Acknowledging the crucial role of Indigenous Youth in various aspects of sustainable development, it is essential to address Indigenous Youth’s needs and aspirations within the implementation of the SDGs.
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Global Indigenous YOUTH Caucus
Courtesy, Global Indigenous Youth Caucus
UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
[UNPFII] 22nd Session
Save the Dates: 17-28 April 2023 - UN Headquarters, NYC
“Indigenous Peoples, human health, planetary and
territorial health and climate change:
a rights-based approach”
Courtesy, United Nations / ECOSOC
Learn more on the following web page:
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International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
on the following web page:
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The global community of Nations must be
vigilant and protective regarding the
"Rights of Indigenous Peoples,"
rights to self-determination and to
traditional lands, territories and resources.”
are the first and oldest
to inhabit throughout diverse
areas of Humanity's rightful
Remember . . .
"Indigenous Peoples Around the World"
have inalienable rights to lands,
natural resources, education
and the full spectrum of
including the right to
quality, sustainable development
NOW . . . and for future indigenous
generations already with us TODAY!
Everyday is "Indigenous Peoples Day" Around the World!
Is YOUR governing entity
of . . .
Around the World?
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