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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2023: Indigenous Youth as Agents of Change for Self-determination

August 9, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: Indigenous Youth as Agents of Change for Self-determination

Virtual Commemoration on 9 August 2023 – Indigenous Youth as Agents of Change for Self-determination

(09-10:30am EST/New York time)

Link to register: https://tinyurl.com/Indigenous23

Interpretation will be available in English and Spanish.

View Flyer: https://social.desa.un.org/sites/default/files/Concept%20Note%20Intl%20Day%202023_3.pdf

Event Format 

The virtual commemoration will include an opening segment with a traditional ceremony, followed by a pre-recorded statement from UN high level officials and a virtual statement from the Chair of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

The interactive dialogue segment will include the participation of invited speakers and a moderator. Speakers will share their expertise and experience from their Indigenous Peoples’ communities in the role of Indigenous youth in exercising self-determination in the context of climate action and the green transition; mobilizing for justice; and intergenerational connections.

Invited speakers

– Traditional Opening Ceremony – conducted by Mr Joe Baker (Lenape)

– Video message by Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth

– Message by Mr Dario Jose Mejía Montalvo, UNPFII Chairperson


Panel members

– Ms Josefa Tauli (Ibaloi-Kankanaey Igorot)

– Ms Autumn Adams (Yakama)

– Mr Luis Acosta (Nasa)

– Moderator: Ms Aminatu Gambo Samira (Mbororo-Fulani)

– Commentary on youth engagement: Ms Rosa-Máren Juuso (Saami)

– Closing remarks by Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations, Her Excellency Leonor Zalabata Torres (Arhuaco)



August 9, 2023
9:00 am - 10:30 am EDT
Event Category:


United Nations
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