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UN Calls for Improved Access to Education for Indigenous People

The United Nations is calling on all countries to improve opportunities for the world's 370 million indigenous people who consistently face major challenges in accessing education. In observance of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on August 9, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted the need to close persistent achievement gaps between indigenous students and their non-indigenous peers. "I call on governments everywhere ... to improve access to...

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