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April 4 2015

Looking for water in the La Guajira territory, Costa Caribe, Columbia. Photo: Colectivo de Prensa Alternativa del Caribe.
More than 37,000 indigenous Wayúu children in northern Colombia are malnourished, and at least five thousand have died of starvation.

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June 30 2012
Ethan Freedman
Although they are only five percent of the global population, indigenous people account for up to 15 percent of the world’s poor, according to a new study published by members of the World Bank.

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March 16 2012
On 9 March 2012, the draft resolution entitled: "Indigenous Women: key actors in poverty and hunger eradication" (E/CN.6/2012/L.6) was adopted at the Commission on the Status of Women at its Fifty-sixth Session.

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January 5 2012
Famine has swept through much of Ethiopia in the past year, but a new project will see a Saudi Arabian country convert one of the most fertile areas to produce rice for export. The idea is it's better to have people employed and making money.

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October 19 2011
"Our Nation is thrust into a constant and persistent grief making daily tasks a burden on everyone." says letter to the UN from the Pikangikum First Nation. Read the letter below.

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April 18 2011
ACTION ALERT - Phulbari open-pit mine would displace thousands of Indigenous people.

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November 18 2010
Concerned about the extreme social and economic disadvantages that indigenous peoples have faced, the Third Committee approved a draft resolution today that would have the General Assembly organize a high-level plenary meeting in 2014 — to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples in 2014 - to share perspectives and best practices on the realization of indigenous peoples’ rights. Approved without a vote, the document would invite the President of the General Assembly...

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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 statisti...

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