Sunday, 9 August 2009

Low health standards impeding recognition of indigenous peoples’ rights – Ban

Filed under: children and youth,Environment,Human Rights,Humanitarian work,Indigenous Peoples,Peace and health — story spotted by Catherine Morris @ 18:54 PDT

The low standards of health among indigenous communities is perpetuating the gap in many countries between the recognition of their rights and the actual situation on the ground, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, calling for swift action to find solutions.

In his message on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, the Secretary-General appealed to governments and civil society “to act with urgency and determination to close this implementation gap, in full partnership with indigenous peoples.”

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