Caribbean Indigenous Peoples at the UN Permanent Forum

UNITED NATIONS (UCTP Taino News) - Several Caribbean Indigenous community leaders representing the UCTP and other organizations participated within the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues from May 10-21, 2004.

These representatives presented statements to the plenary sessions, as well as participated in the several lobbying Caucuses throughout the session.

Several Taíno artists were also featured in the exhibition “Celebrating Indigenous Peoples” sponsored by the United Nations Department of Public Information Exhibitions Unit.

UCTP representatives have participated at the Forum since its inception and this involvement has led to an increased visibility and awareness of Caribbean Indigenous Issues on an international level.

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