Delegation to UNPFII 2024

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The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, together with our partner organization MADRE, has welcomed a delegation of Indigenous women leaders from across the world to participate at the 23rd session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Coming from different regions of the world with particular needs and demands, the delegation finds common ground on issues like women’s rights, climate justice, and the impacts caused by militarism, capitalism, and extractivism in their territories.

The group wrote a statement to the Permanent Forum in which they address the pressing issues concerning Indigenous peoples and issue a set of recommendations aimed at safeguarding the lives and rights of Indigenous activists and guaranteeing an effective and active participation of Indigenous advocates at all levels of policy-making.

Read the statement in English and in Spanish here. Lea la declaración en inglés y en español AQUÍ.

The delegation is composed by:

  • Alejandra Gómez (MUIXIL, Guatemala)
  • Jade Leung (Young Women Initiatives, Philippines)
  • Luzbeidy Monterrosa Atencio (Communications Network of the Wayuu Pütchimaajana people, Shinyak Kashikai Association, Colombia)
  • Faith Saning’o (Indigenous Information Network, Kenya)
  • Jamuna Tamang (National Indigenous Disabled Women Association, Nepal)
Alejandra Gómez, Jade Leung, Faith Saning’o, Jamuna Tamang, and Luzbeidy Monterrosa Atencio with the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples Francisco Cali Tzay at the RLS NYC office on April 18, 2024.

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