Awareness of indigenous people's rights increasing in Nepal

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Dr Mukta Lama at the UN Radio studios, United Nations Headquarters, New York. Photo: UN Radio/Daniel Dickinson

Awareness of the rights of indigenous people in Nepal is increasing, but more needs to be done to ensure they have access to a range of services, according to an activist from the Asian nation.

Nepal has 59 recognised indigenous groups, making up around 40 per cent of the population.

The international community recently gathered at the United Nations in New York to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, celebrated annually on 9 August.

Dr Mukta Lama was there.

He has conducted research studies on social inclusion as a faculty member in the Department of Sociology/Anthropology at Tribhuvan University in Nepal.

Daniel Dickinson asked him what challenges indigenous people face in Nepal.

Duration: 3'32"

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