International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

A brief from UNESCO Page

Today is ‘International Day of the World’s Indigenous People.’ This year the day is devoted to the right to education.  Celebrate the day, to raise awareness for the rights of indigenous people.

Understating the situation of Indigenous people, this year UN has dedicated this day to the right to education. In spite of many instruments, the right to education has not been fully realized for most indigenous peoples, and a critical education gap exists between indigenous peoples and the general population.

FTFI ensures in all its member organisations that we work for the sustainable development of these people and ensures that children of these families goes to school.


Archive:Images are from one of our awareness camp on Child Education in Ferojabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

The right of indigenous peoples to education is protected by the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which in Article 14 states that “Indigenous peoples have the right to establish and control their educational systems and institutions providing education in their own languages, in a manner appropriate to their cultural methods of teaching and learning.”

The right of indigenous peoples to education is also protected by a number of other international human rights instruments, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Goal 4 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for ensuring equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations.

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