09 August 2010, Monday, 15:20

Today is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

author: Nikolai Ermolenko

The United Nations General Assembly enacted to consider August 9 the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People during 10 years in 1994. The choice has fallen on this day because the first gathering of the workgroup on the indigenous people had taken place on August 9.

On December 20, 2004, the UNO General Assembly announced the second international decade of the world’s indigenous people and enacted to celebrate the international day of the indigenous nations during this decade. Five years ago the UNO General Secretary called to make the promise “to expand the circle of solidarity with the indigenous people everywhere and to work jointly with them in order to provide the possibilities for development in the conditions of the peace and security for them under the respect of the human rights, which too many of them were refused of for too long period of time”.

That attention, which is paid to the aboriginal nations in Bashkortostan, is widely known: 36 national-cultural centers and 14 historical-cultural ones work in the Republic at present time and representatives of more than 120 nations comfortably live here side by side.