Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Indigenous: What happened to Cochabamba Peoples Accord?

Statement of Concern from the Indigenous Environmental Network
What Happened to the Text from the Cochabamba’s People’s Accord?
By Indigenous Environmental Network
Media Contacts: IEN media hotline: +52 998 108 0748
Email: ienCop16media@gmail.com
Photo: Manny Pino, Acoma Pueblo, and Ofelia Rivas, O'odham, cochairs of Working Group on Indigenous Peoples in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Photo copyright Ben Powless, Mohawk.
CANCUN, Mexico -- As indigenous peoples, we are extremely concerned that the principles agreed upon in the Cochabamba People’s Agreement have been unilaterally removed from the negotiating document that was released on November 24th. Equally alarming is the misrepresentation of the Copenhagen Accord as a legitimate path forward, despite its widespread denouncement by civil society and its tepid reception last December in Denmark, when the United Nations merely “took note of” it. Read more ...http://redroadcancun.com/?p=983

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