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  • Rigoberta Menchú Tum
    Nobel Peace Price Laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum has dedicated her life to fighting for the rights of indigenous populations. She has been a relentless campaigner in defence of human rights and has become the face and voice of indigenous people. Her work has instilled a sense of pride in indigenous people the world over and has drawn the world’s attention to the unheard suffering of her people.

    Since her designation in 1996, she works closely with UNESCO to promote the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and the preservation of indigenous culture. A recognized and highly respected moral authority, Rigoberta Menchú Tum advocates these goals in her encounters with world political leaders, in international fora and through the work of her Foundation.

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    Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, UNESCO Director-General, and Mrs Rigoberta Menchú Tum during the Annual Meeting of Goodwill Ambassadors in July 2000 at UNESCO Headquarters

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    Mrs Rigoberta Menchú Tum and Mr Shimon Peres at UNESCO Headquarters

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    Mrs Rigoberta Menchú Tum during the working session at UNESCO Headquarters

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    Mrs Rigoberta Menchú Tum at UNESCO Headquarters

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    Mrs Rigoberta Menchú Tum at UNESCO Headquarters

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