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State of the World's Minorities

Natural resource development projects such as logging and dams, oil and mineral extraction and large-scale agriculture have been successful in generating vast revenues across the globe. But at what cost to minorities and indigenous peoples?

In its flagship annual publication, State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2012, Minority Rights Group International documents hundreds of case studies about marginalized groups who have been adversely affected by exploitation of the resources found on, or under, their ancestral lands. It also considers land rights around the world.

Watch this video to find out more and download the full report at from 28 June 2012.

For untold stories from minorities and indigenous peoples, visit

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