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UN publishes report on the World's indigenous peoples

January 18 2010
The first ever UN publication on the state of the world's indigenous reveals alarming statistics on how indigenous peoples are faring in areas like health, education, poverty and human rights. Indigenous peoples make up one third of the world's poorest. Most indicators show they suffer disproportionately compared to non-indigenous and face systematic discrimination and exclusion. The report released on Thursday, 14 January, is not your regular UN publication filled with cold statistics, it relates real life stories of people.