MINELRES: MRG eBulletin: July 2009

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July 2009 

Welcome to the Minority Rights Group International (MRG) email bulletin.
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New Publication

State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2009
Minority Rights Group are pleased to announce the publication of the
2009 edition of State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples.
The book was officially launched at UNICEF's New York office last week. 

In a unique collaboration with UNICEF, Minority Rights Group
International reports on what minority and indigenous children around
the world face in their struggle to learn. State of the World’s
Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2009 profiles the programmes that are
being developed to help them – from better bilingual education to
meeting the needs of nomadic populations – giving examples of what works
and why. It describes efforts to overcome exclusion so that education is
available, accessible, acceptable and adaptable for minorities and
indigenous peoples, and shows how far there is still to go.

This detailed and groundbreaking work includes:

* An analysis of available statistics that show that minorities and
indigenous peoples are the most likely to suffer discrimination and
exclusion in education worldwide

* First-hand accounts of the difficulties and challenges facing minority
and indigenous children in every major world region

* Coverage of the key issues for promoting the right to education,
including overcoming the double discrimination faced by minority and
indigenous girls, the need to collect data by ethnicity, and the
importance of bilingual or plurilingual education

* A unique statistical analysis and ranking of Peoples under Threat

State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples is an invaluable
reference for policy makers, academics, journalists and everyone who is
interested in the conditions facing minorities and indigenous peoples
around the world.

To download or purchase the book, or to download additional material
only available online, visit the MRG Website and read the Full Report: