International Day of Indigenous Peoples of the World (International Day of the World's Indigenous People) set December 23 in 1994 the General Assembly of the United Nations. On this day in 1992, the first meeting of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, which stated that:
«On this International Day of Indigenous Peoples of the world, we pay tribute to the richness of the indigenous cultures peoples and the special contribution they make to the family of nations of the world.
We are also mindful of the enormous difficulties faced by many indigenous peoples — from unacceptable levels of poverty and disease to dispossession, discrimination and denial of basic human rights.
The first International Decade of the World's Indigenous Peoples (First International Decade of the World's Indigenous People), begun in 1994, has helped more clearly hear the voice of indigenous peoples around the world and pay more attention to the concerns of indigenous peoples.
That's right, not far from the city , indigenous peoples live SeveraMy entered the second decade, and it should not be forgotten that a dialogue is not enough. We must focus our attention on the actions in defense of the rights of indigenous peoples and to support the advancement of women in relation to their lands, their languages, their livelihoods and their cultures».
1993 was named International Year of the World's Indigenous People (International Year of the World's Indigenous People).