To mark the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, senior United Nations officials are calling on Governments to improve access to education and ensure that the most vulnerable are not left behind as the journey to achieve the new UN Sustainable Development Goals gets under way.

On May 15, Palestinians took to the streets worldwide to commemorate the 68th Nakba (catastrophe), or the 1948 establishment of Zionist that dispossessed and displaced 750,000 Palestinians into refugee camps in neighboring countries.

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

Marking the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, United Nations officials urged governments to honour the treaties and agreements established with their indigenous groups, stressing that respecting official policies is the only way to maintain peace and advance development.

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