At event to mark International Day, Ban urges better healthcare for world’s indigenous peoples

Indigenous peoples must not be left out of the global community’s unfolding sustainable development agenda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed today as he marked the 2015 edition of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples with a focus on their lagging access to health care services around the world.

FEATURE: Generation at risk - UN Forum urges action to halt indigenous youth suicide

For centuries, indigenous peoples around the world have been forced to wage an existential struggle to protect their ways of life and the very fabric of their societies.

As Forum opens, deputy UN chief says 2015 a ‘critical year’ for world’s indigenous peoples

With the deadline of a post-2015 development agenda looming on the horizon, 2015 is set to be an important year for the security and prosperity of the world’s indigenous peoples, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson affirmed today in remarks delivered to the opening of the fourteenth session of the Organization’s Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

First World Conference on Indigenous Peoples: Governments pledge action to advance indigenous rights

Scattered across the globe, indigenous peoples are among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable populations on earth. Braving injustice and discrimination, many have been deprived of their human rights, their ancestral lands and the natural resources that are essential to their survival.

First-ever indigenous peoples’ world conference concludes with focus on climate

With climate change taking centre stage at the United Nations, the first ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples wrapped up today with a focus on Mother Earth and the future of the planet.

Success of Indigenous Peoples World Conference 'integral to humanity's progress' – Ban

Opening today the first-ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that deliberations and decisions made during the two-day event will reverberate across the world, with concrete impacts on the lives of millions.

First World Conference on Indigenous Peoples opens at UN headquarters

The week of high-level events that marks the opening of the United Nations General Assembly's annual general debate kicks off today with the first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP).

Voices of indigenous peoples must be heard on issues affecting them, UN rights body told

The voices of indigenous peoples must be effectively heard and they must be consulted on issues that affect them, including rights to land and resources, the United Nations Human Rights Council heard today.

On International Day, Ban says indigenous peoples can be 'powerful agents of progress'

Marking the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said indigenous peoples have a central interest in development and can act as “powerful agents of progress.”

Ahead of International Day, UN spotlights rights of indigenous peoples

Kicking off its observance of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the United Nations today highlighted the importance of advancing the rights those people s and communities to bridge the development gap.