UN-backed information summit called on to help progress of indigenous peoples

Indigenous people today called on a United Nations-backed global information summit to put information and communications technologies (ICTs) into the service of economic and social development in their communities around the world.

As UN marks Day of indigenous peoples, Annan renews call to ensure their rights

As the United Nations celebrated today the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, Secretary-General Kofi Annan warned that indigenous peoples still faced threats to their lives and destruction of their “belief systems, cultures, languages and ways of life.”

Adding indigenous issues to UN agenda 'essential' - Annan

With native peoples continuing to suffer from systemic discrimination and exclusion from economic and political power, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today called for the urgent inclusion of indigenous issues as part of the daily work of the United Nations.

UN forum to bring together 500 indigenous groups from around the world

The United Nations will bring together next Monday some 500 groups in a forum that will focus attention on indigenous children as key to the preservation of their peoples' unique culture in this age of globalisation.

New UN office to support efforts of permanent forum on indigenous issues

In a bid to help indigenous peoples around the globe, the United Nations has opened a new office to provide expert support and advocacy on economic and social development and other related issues.