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Ensure full respect of indigenous peoples' dignity, well-being and fundamental freedoms: UNESCO Chief
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples was observed by the UN Agencies, human rights groups and voluntary organizations on August 9, to raise awareness about their of their precarious situation, particularly in relation to migration and movement.

"Migration influences the way of life of many indigenous peoples ... indigenous peoples are now increasingly exposed to forced migrations, which are often the result of environmental disasters or social and political conflicts. Driven from their territories, they see their lifestyles and cultures disintegrate and vanish, often without any prospect of returning." Stated  Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO.

According to her there are example to learn from such as the  educational systems adapted to transhumant peoples, inclusion policies,  and International Coalition of Inclusive and Sustainable Cities (ICCAR).

She called on the international community to mobilize to ensure the full respect of indigenous peoples' dignity, well-being and fundamental freedoms.

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