On August 9, the international community recognizes the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. Here is what NHSMUN director for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Elizabeth Dudley, notes about this momentous day: “It is the responsibility of non-indigenous peoples to set aside time to think about those whose land they live on and reflect on how they can help the indigenous people of the world fight for justice and survival. This year's special focus is indigenous languages. Being one of the primary methods through which culture and community can be sustained, the loss of language is a pain that we can all understand."
To learn more about this issue, read Secretary-General António Guterres's remarks by clicking here.