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Working paper in accordance with Sub-Commission resolution 2000/3 (para. 14), A/CONF.189/PC.2/19/Add.1, March 14, 2001

5. As the UNDP Human Development Report 2000 indicated, most societies in the South as well as in the North generally fail to integrate minorities and to address horizontal inequality between ethnic groups or geographic regions. Indigenous peoples are still the most deprived of economic, social and cultural rights. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation continues throughout the world where civil and political rights of sexual minorities are violated and where they are denied the right to organize in advocacy groups.

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