In New York, with the support of FILAC and CICA
In order to socialize, strengthen ties of cooperation and broadly present the proposals of the Children of Mother Earth, the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace in conjunction with the Indigenous Fund (FILAC) and the Indigenous Council of Central America (CICA), organized a Dinner at the ONE UN Hotel in New York, on Thursday, April 26, with the presence of the main leaders of indigenous organizations attending the sixteenth session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.
The event was attended by the highest representatives of indigenous peoples in the world, led by the Chair of the Permanent Forum, Dr. Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine, the FILAC Board of Directors, the Abya Yala Indigenous Forum, the Central American Indigenous Council, representatives from the World Bank, Expert Mechanism of the Permanent Forum of Indigenous Peoples, and indigenous leaders from various countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
This confraternization dinner conference for the peace of the peoples began with the intervention of Dr. William Soto Santiago, who more broadly showed the proposals of the Encounters of the Children of Mother Earth and the ethical legal proposals built to protect and defend Mother Earth:
“We aim to socialize along with the indigenous peoples, the results of these meetings with governments, national and international parliaments, educational institutions, and universities, and in other international spaces, in order to take the first steps to obtain the requests and to enforce the proposals they gave to achieve the peace and happiness of indigenous peoples and of Mother Earth.” Dr. William Soto Santiago, executive president of GEAP.
Confraternization for the peace and happiness of indigenous peoples
Continuing with the dinner conference Dr. Mariam Wallet Aboubakrine, president of the World Indigenous Forum; Dr. Pedro Santiago Posada, Director of FILAC; and Mr. Benito Calixto, coordinator of the Abya Yala Indigenous Forum, participated with special greetings during the event and expressed their positive impressions for the Children of Mother Earth Encounters, and their desire to support and join the different activities of the International Program Children of Mother Earth.
Dr. Camilo Montoya, Magistrate of the Supreme Council of the Judiciary of Colombia, presented to the participants the basis of the GEAP proposals regarding the International Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Ecocide, and the Law against Cultural Genocide or Ethnocide, built with the collaboration of experts on these issues of Environmental Justice and Human Rights, and with the proposals made by indigenous peoples through the Children of Mother Earth Encounters.
Recognition to Dr. Mirna Cunningham and Amadeo Martinez of FILAC
The event was also the stage for the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace to pay a well-deserved recognition and tribute to two people who for years have been fighting in different scenarios for the rights of indigenous peoples: Dr. Mirna Cunningham of Nicaragua and Mr. Amadeo Martinez of El Salvador.
These indigenous leaders are an example to all for their dedication, preparation, peaceful actions and concerted action, to achieve the demands of indigenous peoples and the strengthening of their cultural identity and rights. In addition, they are the principal advisors to the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace in the International Program Children of Mother Earth.
The fraternization dinner ended with the presentation of the Cumbre Group, exponents of the Andean ancestral music in New York, which allowed the guests to enjoy a moment of relaxation and special sharing around music and dance, as well as strengthening ties to continue the united work of support to reach the peace and happiness of the indigenous peoples and of Mother Earth.