FROM THE FIELD: Rights of indigenous peoples highlighted in UN photo exhibit

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28.04.2021-UN News Centre

FROM THE FIELD: Rights of indigenous peoples highlighted in UN photo exhibit
Girls (left to right) from Siberia, Russia, East Sepik, Guatemala and El Quiché, Guatemala proudly display their traditional dress. (Image by Alexander Khimushin)

The rights of indigenous people to make decisions about their cultural heritage and traditional way of life is being recognized in a United Nations photo exhibition.

The UN estimates there are some 476 million indigenous people in more than 90 countries around the world who have been denied the opportunity to control their own political, social, economic and cultural development.

Alexander Khimushin / Adults (left to right) from the Omo River, Ethiopia, Lake Atitlán, Guatemala and Taimyr Peninsula, Russia feature in the photo exhibition.

The images collected in the World in Faces exhibition showcase the diversity of indigenous cultures on every continent and have been released to coincide with the 20th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)…

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