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By United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs.; Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (United Nations); United Nations. Statistical Division

One wanted for facilitating the implementation of the United international locations announcement at the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is information regarding these peoples. The chapters during this book are in keeping with the thematic parts in the mandate of the everlasting discussion board on Indigenous matters, and spotlight a few significant concerns indigenous peoples face.--Foreword.

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Pastoralism is common in areas where rainfall and climatic patterns are erratic and generally dry, necessitating mobility in search of fresh pasture and water. Pastoralists who specialize in livestock breeding include the Quechua and Aymara llama and alpaca breeders in the Andes, Mongol horse breeders in central Asia, Saami reindeer herders in northern Europe and Siberia, and the Bedouin in Arabia. Today, most pastoralists are in Africa, including the Tuareg camel breeders in the Sahara, the Maasai cattle breeders of Eastern Africa or the Fulani cattle breeders of the West African savannah.

16 IFAD (2007). 14 15 POVERTY AND WELL-BEING | 21 STATE OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES Only poor people cannot afford to work near the village, as there is often no fertile land left. They often stay in the forest for weeks with their children”. — a district indigenous officer, Viet Nam17 Indigenous peoples also face huge disparities in terms of access to and quality of education and health. 18 Although infant and child mortality has been steadily decreasing throughout Latin America over the last four decades, child mortality is still 70 per cent higher among indigenous children.

67 Food from land and sea is one of the few substitutes for imports in the Arctic and, in several regions, its contribution to food intake is central, especially when international commodity prices fluctuate and the price of imported food increases. It is also important for its contribution to the meaning of life because customary activities create links both between past and present and between people living in the same community. Arctic economies of all sorts have a narrow economic base predicated on the raw natural resources available.

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