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"Self-development occurs to the extent that indigenous peoples have the autonomy to decide on their future, and this is only possible when indigenous peoples own, dominate and above all, have control over the territory”
Representative of the Nasa people
, Cauca, Colombia.

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Ponemos a vustra disposición una nota informativa sobre el proceso preparatorio indígena y negociaciones hacia la cumbre Rio + 20. Esperamos que sea de vuestro interés

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Próximamente se celebrarán las siguientes reuniones del Convenio sobre la Diversidad Biológica en Montreal, Canadá:
29-30 octubre: Taller de creación de capacidad sobre acceso y participación en los beneficios (ABS)
31 octubre-4 de noviembre: Séptima reunión del Grupo de Trabajo sobre artículo 8(j) y disposiciones conexas http://www.cbd.int/doc/?meeting=WG8J-07
7-11 de noviembre: 15ª reunión del Órgano Subsidiario de Asesoría Científica, Técnica y Tecnológica (SBSTTA) http://www.cbd.int/doc/?meeting=SBSTTA-15

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En la sesión de julio del ECOSOC se discutió el informe del Comité para ONG en el que se proponía la concesión de estatus consultivo a 112 ONG, entre las que se incluía la nuestra.  ECOSOC adoptó sin votación el informe y decidió concedernos el estatus consultivo especial, otorgado a organizaciones que tienen una especial competencia en un área o tema de trabajo determinados relacionados con el mandato del Consejo.

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Friday, 02 September 2011 10:53

18ª sesión del Consejo de Derechos Humanos

La 18ª sesión del Consejo de Derechos Humanos se celebrará en Ginebra (Suiza) en la sede de las Naciones Unidas del 12 al 30 de septiembre de 2011. Almáciga apoyará la participación de representantes indígenas de la Federación por la Autodeterminación de los Pueblos Indígenas de Paraguay (FAPI).

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Monday, 01 August 2011 09:02

Comunicado Urgente sobre la ACIN

Comunicado Acción Urgente
Difundimos el comunicado urgente solicitando al Estado colombiano la protección de los líderes y lideresas de la Asociación de Cabildos Indígenas del Norte del Cauca (ACIN), organización social con la que trabajamos estrechamente, que está siendo víctima de amenazas y hostigamientos por parte de grupos armados.

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En el marco de las discusiones sobre el informe que está ultimando el Mecanismo de Expertos sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas (MEDPI) sobre el tema de "participación de los pueblos indígenas en la toma de decisiones", las organizaciones IWGIA, Centro para el Desarrollo de los Derechos de las Minorías, Kenia (CEMIRIDE), Minority Rights Group International (MRG) y Consejo para el Bienestar Endorois (Endorois Welfare Council) presentaron la declaración que les adjuntamos.

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In its report, the PFII recommends ECOSOC to approve the celebration of an experts meeting next year, on the issue “struggling violence against indigenous girls and women”; to approve next period of sessions from 7 to 18 May in New York and to adopt the programme proposed for that session, that will have as special issue: “the discovery doctrine: its lasting repercussion in indigenous peoples and the right to receive fair amends for the conquests in the past” (articles 28 and 37 of the Statement).

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From 17 to 19 June 2011, it was held in Jokkmokk, Sámpi (sami territory) the Terra Madre Indígena meeting. The international movement Terra Madre and Slow Food is addressed to promote the respect towards the sustainable food production systems, including traditional uses.
More information about it at: http://www.terramadre.info/indigenous

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The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous People of the United Nations´ Human Rights Council is going hold its fourth session from 11 to 15 July 2011, in the XX Room of the United Nations Palace in Geneva, Switzerland. The documents and information about the session will be available here.
This year it will be presented the final version of the report on the right of the indigenous peoples to participate in the decision making procedure. At the moment, the document is available just in English.

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Almáciga, with the support of the Biodiversity Foundation (“Fundación Biodiversidad”) has compiled and systematized reference, informative and working materials on the issue of indigenous peoples and protected areas. These materials have been included in a CDRom for its distribution in different multilateral forums and workshops. Documents can be accessed in Spanish onlyThe CD was designed as a tool for those indigenous communities and organizations in Latin America, and support organizations, wishing to go in depth into the issue of protected areas in connection with indigenous peoples’ rights. The materials are aimed at improving full and effective participation of indigenous peoples in the decision-taking process on the protected areas regime, particularly regarding the negotiations about such protected areas being developed in the national, regional (Latin America) and international (CBD and discussions within the IUCN) levels.

The CDRom has several folders, structured in three groups: reference materials, informative materials and working materials.

The first folder contains reference materials on the processes relating to protected areas and indigenous peoples’ rights that are being developed in the multilateral and regional level, particularly in the region of Latin America. Special focus has been placed on two essential multilateral processes: negotiations held in the frame of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The second, “informative materials” folder, contains case studies prepared by indigenous organizations, support organizations and other relevant bodies, along with publications on the issue.

Lastly, the third folder contains working materials in Power Point format, that can be used by indigenous organizations in training workshops on protected areas and indigenous peoples’ rights.

In this site you may find some of the documents and the complete list of materials included in the CD. Those people or organizations with an interest in any specific publication or material can request it from Almáciga through the contact form available in this web page. We will be happy to get in touch with you.

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