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In the context of the United Nations General Assembly:
Document brings together updated information about progress on the rights of indigenous groups in Latin America.
In Santiago:
A strengthening of existing regional mechanisms is advocated, with a broad participation of actors to support the development agenda from 2015.

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Alicia Bárcena:
The Commission's top official highlighted the importance of equal rights and opportunities in promoting social cohesion.
21 August:
The United Nations regional commission welcomes the adoption by 15 of the region's countries of commitments to improve transparency and citizen participation.

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According to experts meeting in Santiago, Chile:
The 5th Regional seminar on agriculture and climate change, which ends tomorrow, is being organized by ECLAC and FAO, and supported by French Cooperation.
19 August:
"Attacks on humanitarian workers hinder the ability of people in desperate need to receive lifesaving assistance", says the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.

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Meeting concludes today:
The organization's Executive Secretary, Alicia Bárcena, participated in the inauguration of the Thirteenth meeting of the Executive Committee of the Statistical Conference of the Americas.

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12 August:
"A new publication from the United Nations shows that 20 per cent of the world's young people experience a mental health condition each year", highlights the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
9 August 2014:
"The interests of the indigenous peoples must be part of the new development agenda in order for it to succeed", says the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon.
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