The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. Symbol for the Indigenous People of the World was created by Rebang Dewan, a Chakma boy from Bangladesh. This year’s theme “Post 2015 Agenda: Ensuring indigenous peoples’ health and well-being” puts a spotlight on the issue of indigenous peoples’ access to health care services, as improving indigenous peoples’ health remains a critical challenge for indigenous peoples. Read the “State of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Volume II”.

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