Workshop “Mechanisms to Protect the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”

Workshop “Mechanisms to Protect the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”On Wednesday, October 9, 2013, the Department of International Law of the Secretariat for Legal Affairs of the Organization of American States conducted a workshop on "Mechanisms for Protecting the Rights of Indigenous Peoples" for the delegations of missions to the OAS and General Secretariat staff. The workshop was attended by some 60 individuals, who were awarded a certificate of participation.

In the area of indigenous affairs, the Department has embarked on a "Program of Action on Indigenous Peoples in the Americas" aimed at promoting and strengthening participation by indigenous peoples in internal and international decision-making processes, increasing general social awareness of this topic, training representatives of indigenous peoples in a number of areas contributing to the integral development of their communities, and facilitating the incorporation of indigenous issues into a series of OAS projects and activities.

In these fields, thanks to funding from the German Government (BMZ) and the German International Development Agency (GIZ), the Department of International Law has been able to engage in: activities designed to train and empower indigenous leaders, individuals working in nongovernmental organizations, and government officials in a number of OAS member states; and initiatives promoting the rights of indigenous peoples in the Americas, including these workshops held at the headquarters of the General Secretariat.

Workshop Details

Day: October 9, 2013 (9am – 1pm)
1889 F St. NW, Washington, D.C., 8º floor - Rubén Darío Room.
open to all interested GS/OAS staff and consultants, as well as staff of Permanent Missions to the OAS.
The workshop will be held in English and Spanish, with available simultaneous interpretation.
At the end of workshop, participation certificates will be issued to attendees.
Department of International Law, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and Inter-American Commission of Women.

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