Bolivia presents initiatives for indigenous youth and women to the United Nations

These initiatives were explained in statements to the Prensa Latina newspaper by Daly Ángel, coordinator of the Youth and Women's Program of the Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC), based in La Paz.

“We have three recommendations, one of which relates to recognizing the rights of indigenous youth to self-determination and implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,” the expert said.

The second, he added, is the recognition of the Ibero-American Institute of Indigenous Languages ​​(IALI), an intergovernmental organization promoted by Vilaque that has to do with the preservation and revitalization of these cultural bearers.

He commented to this agency: “Our third proposal relates to the implementation of Recommendation No. 39 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

In this context, she noted that, in coordination with indigenous women in Latin America and the Caribbean, the FILAC organization is working to establish the first CEDAW monitoring system, based on indicators that evaluate the progress made in its implementation.

Both funds form this system in coordination with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

According to the report prepared by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean entitled “Indigenous Women: New Champions of New Policies,” one of the problems faced by States and society in combating racial and gender inequalities is the gap in the availability of data on the living conditions of indigenous women.

The Forum brings together annually representatives of indigenous peoples from different parts of the world, countries, organizations and United Nations agencies, and this year it will meet from next Monday until the 26th of this month.

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According to the source, the discussions will take place this year under the slogan “Improving the right of indigenous peoples to self-determination in the context of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, with a focus on the voices of indigenous youth.”

The CEDAW Convention was approved in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly and is considered a far-reaching and progressive regulation on a global scale in the field of protecting women's human rights.

The Committee is considered the main authority responsible for supervising the implementation and application of this agreement, and to this end it has adopted a series of general recommendations that provide a comprehensive and advanced interpretation of the provisions of the agreement.

Likewise, it provides general guidelines for the standards and information that States must provide in their reports.

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