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Indigenous Peoples from Across the World to Convene in Rio de Janiero
Around 100 indigenous community representatives across the world will be attending the Conference of Indigenous Peoples in Rio de Janiero on June 17-19, being held in conjunction with the UN’s Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development on June 22, 2012.
The participants will represent Asia, Africa, the Arctic, Latin America, Eastern Europe, North America and the Pacific. In addition Indigenous Peoples from Brazil, under the umbrella of COAIB (Coordination of Indigenous Organizations in the Brazilian Amazon), and Comite InterTribal will also attend and present the results of national events they have held before the conference. Conference details are below:
Title: Indigenous Peoples’ International Conference on Sustainable Development and Self-Determination: Standing Together for our Food Sovereignty, Traditional Cultures and Ways of Life
Date: June 17 - 19
Venue: Museo da Republica, Rua do Catete 153, cep 22220-000 Rio de Janiero, Brazil | Download the brochure
All members and leaders of indigenous communities attending Rio+20 are encouraged to participate in this significant event, and make their voices heard.
Contact for details and registration:
Tebtebba, Co-organizer of Indigenous Peoples' Major Group for Rio +20
Posted By Madiha Qureshi at 10:55am on June 13, 2012
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