UN / INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

09-Aug-2019 00:01:52
Marking the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed said “we must remember and highlight that indigenous peoples in many parts of the world still do not enjoy basic rights,” enduring “systematic discrimination and exclusion which threaten their ways of life, cultures and identities.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
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DATELINE: 09 AUGUST 2019, NEW YORK CITY / RECENT
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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

09 AUGUST 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, conference room
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations:
“On this International Day, we must remember and highlight that indigenous peoples in many parts of the world still do not enjoy basic rights. They endure systematic discrimination and exclusion which threaten their ways of life, cultures and identities.”
4. Wide shot, conference room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations:
“There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world today. And they are making their voices heard on many fronts. Indigenous women and men are advocating for sustainable livelihoods from one generation to the other. They are defending biodiversity and the integrity of ecosystems and raising the alarm over the growing impacts of climate disruption.”
6. Pan right, audience
7. Wide shot, conference room
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations:
“This year marks the International Year of Indigenous Languages, declared by the United Nations General Assembly to draw attention to the urgent need to preserve, revitalize and promote our indigenous languages. Almost half the world’s estimated 6,700 languages are in danger of disappearing. Most of these belong to indigenous peoples. With every language that disappears, the world loses a wealth of traditional knowledge and cultural heritage.”
9. Wide shot, conference room
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Education will have a pivotal role to play in ensuring that indigenous peoples can enjoy and preserve their culture and identity. Intercultural and multi-lingual education will be necessary to prevent irreparable loss. Failure to provide multilingual and inter-cultural education puts indigenous peoples at a disadvantage, threatening their very survival.”
11. Wide shot, conference room
STORYLINE
Marking the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed today (9 Aug) said “we must remember and highlight that indigenous peoples in many parts of the world still do not enjoy basic rights,” enduring “systematic discrimination and exclusion which threaten their ways of life, cultures and identities.”

There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world's population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest.

Mohammed said, indigenous peoples “are making their voices heard on many fronts” advocating “for sustainable livelihoods from one generation to the other” and “defending biodiversity and the integrity of ecosystems and raising the alarm over the growing impacts of climate disruption.”

2019 marks the International Year of Indigenous Languages, declared by the United Nations General Assembly to draw attention to the urgent need to preserve, revitalize and promote our indigenous languages.

Mohammed said “almost half the world’s estimated 6,700 languages are in danger of disappearing. Most of these belong to indigenous peoples. With every language that disappears, the world loses a wealth of traditional knowledge and cultural heritage.”

Education, she said, “will have a pivotal role to play in ensuring that indigenous peoples can enjoy and preserve their culture and identity” and added that “failure to provide multilingual and inter-cultural education puts indigenous peoples at a disadvantage, threatening their very survival.”

Indigenous peoples have sought recognition of their identities, their way of life and their right to traditional lands, territories and natural resources for years, yet throughout history their rights have always been violated. Indigenous peoples today, are arguably among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable groups of people in the world.
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