Friday, August 14, 2009

Secretary-General calls for urgent, determined steps to improve standards of health for Indigenous Peoples


On International Day, Secretary-General calls for urgent, determined steps to improve standards of health for Indigenous Peoples

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, observed 9 August:The world’s indigenous peoples –- 370 million in 70 countries -- are the custodians of some of the most biologically diverse areas on earth. They speak a majority of the world’s languages, and their traditional knowledge, cultural diversity and sustainable ways of life make an invaluable contribution to the world’s common heritage.


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