On August 9, the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP) joins the celebration of “International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples”, which is dedicated to the “10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” this year.
The International Day of the Indigenous Peoples
Was decreed by the UN on 1995, and one of the objectives is to recognize “the value and diversity of the cultures and social organization ways of the indigenous population of the world.”
As part of the activities of the International Program Children of Mother Earth, and continuing with the objectives of contributing towards the Strengthening and Defense of the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples, the GEAP will participate in celebrations that will be held in American countries.
This year, the central topic of the celebration will be the “10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”, approved the General Assembly of the United Nations on September 13, 2007, and up until now it is the most important and complete document that exists, establishing the framework “universal of minimum regulations for the survival, dignity, and well-being of the indigenous peoples.”
Nonetheless, they continue facing exclusion, the persecution of their leaders that demand their most basic rights, and marginalization in decision-making where they need to be consulted.
Strengthening and defense of the rights of the indigenous peoples
Founded on the “United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Indigenous Peoples”, other international documents, and specifically, the mission of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace precisely aimed at the struggle for human rights and the rights of Mother Earth, held the First Phase of the Encounters of the Children of Mother Earth, from July 2015 to Abril 2017.
The general objective of the Encounters of the Children of Mother Earth is to promote and establish open spaces of dialogue and reflection on various subjects among the indigenous people.
The work tables were completely made up of indigenous people from the regions where the encounters were held. More than 400 documents were transcribed, that passed through a revision, systematization and drafting process: Proposals for the restoration of water sources, of the earth, for the conservation of biodiversity, for the restoration of ancestral food and medicine, vision of the indigenous women and youths to protect their cultural identity and the identity of Mother Earth, proposals for the Inter American Environmental Charter, and integral peace and happiness.
The Global Embassy of Activists for Peace proposes to socialize the results of these in encounter in universities, educational centers, governmental entities and international spaces, so that together with the indigenous peoples, the first steps can be made to obtain the petitions and fulfill the proposals that they made to reach the peace and happiness of the indigenous peoples and of Mother Earth.
Meetings held throughout America
Places of celebration in America
This celebration is extended throughout all of August and the GEAP will organize other events to raise awareness in people on the importance of respecting and honoring our indigenous peoples, and help to strengthen and recognize their Rights.