5/31/2019

The UCTP Expresses Support the Inter-American Environmental Charter



Washington D.C. (UCTP Taino News) –
In a letter sent to the 49th Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States, the United Confederation of Taíno People expressed its support to the Inter-American Environmental Charter, an initiative of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace. The UCTP letter, presented by UCTP Liaison Officer Tai Pellicier, expressed the Confederation’s understanding of the “dire need for the respect, protection and sustainability of our Mother Earth, our natural resources, environment, human rights, particularly the Rights of Indigenous Peoples” as stated in the United Nations Declaration and American Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. As of March 2019, more than 850 cities across the Americas have issued official their support of the Coalition for the Inter-American Environmental Charter. It is expected that the issue will be brought before the OAS during their June 2019 sessions. 

UCTPTN 05/31/2019