Government representatives and indigenous delegates from the 22 member states of the Fund for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean (Filac) will meet in Antigua (Guatemala) this December 12 and 13 to promote policies that improve their living conditions .
These leaders will participate in the Ibero-American meeting "Institutionality related to the rights of indigenous peoples", where they will coordinate joint actions to promote policies in favor of their rights.
The Latin American and Caribbean indigenous event will be held in the same colonial city at the beginning of the same week that will conclude with the XXVI Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government.
The representatives of the indigenous peoples will follow the progress made in the Ibero-American Plan of Action for the Implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, coordinated by the Filac and approved in Guatemala last April by high-level Ibero-American authorities and leaders indigenous
According to a press release from Filac, the meeting "will know the progress of the international normative standardization of the rights of Indigenous Peoples", in addition to the actions that the States carry out to meet these demands and which are the participation mechanisms.
La Filac hopes that at the conclusion of the event, the indigenous peoples will produce a document that gathers the findings about the institutional frameworks, with the characterization of the models, as well as the elaboration of recommendations, suggestions and cooperation agreements.
The Ibero-American Action Plan for the Implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples seeks to contribute to the implementation of indigenous rights "by promoting common objectives based on international progress with a focus on individual and collective rights," the statement recalled.
This plan will allow "addressing issues of the regional agenda with emphasis on youth and indigenous women," concluded the Filac.