Un article publié par IWGIA revient sur une réunion préparatoire organisée conjointement par le parlement Sami de Norvège, la représentation du Groenland à Copenhague et IWGIA. Celle-ci visait à réfléchir aux conditions pour une participation pleine et effective des Peuples autochtones à la Conférence mondiale sur les peuples autochtones de 2014, tant lors de l’organisation de l’événement en amont que lors de la conférence elle-même. Cette réunion à donné lieu a la publication de la résolution suivante :
Open-ended Indigenous Peoples’ Brainstorming meeting on the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples 2014 -Resolution
« The participants at the open-ended Indigenous Peoples’ Brainstorming Meeting on the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples 2014, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 13 – 14 January 2012 (the meeting) decide by consensus (1) on the following arrangements which must be adopted for the purpose of ensuring the full and effective participation of Indigenous Peoples in the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples 2014 (the World Conference) as established by resolution A/C.3/65/L.22/rev.1 of the United Nations General Assembly.
In making this decision we affirm that the World Conference must be consistent with the standards established by the United Nations for acknowledging and respecting the rights of the Indigenous Peoples of the world, and being no less than the standards established in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
We set out the following requirements which we believe are the minimum terms for the full and effective participation of Indigenous Peoples in the World Conference.
1. An indigenous nominated co-facilitator be appointed alongside the facilitator that the President of the General Assembly will appoint to work on the modalities of the World Conference. The meeting nominated John Henriksen, the Representative of the Sámi Parliamentarian Council, to be appointed as the indigenous co-facilitator.
2. An indigenous global coordinating group of nine members has been established comprising Indigenous representatives from each of the seven Indigenous regions being Africa, Arctic, Asia, Latin America, North America, Pacific and Russia plus one Indigenous woman and one Indigenous youth.
3. Indigenous Peoples delegations must be able to fairly achieve accreditation to the World Conference and any of the relevant preparatory meetings.
4. Indigenous Peoples governing institutions, including nations, councils, parliaments and governments, including traditional governments, should be acknowledged as governments and accredited to participate as peers with States.
5. Where Indigenous Peoples decide to convene local, national, regional and global preparatory processes leading up to the World Conference then those meetings should be officially recognized as part of the preparatory process of the World Conference. We call upon States and agencies of the United Nations to provide funds for the full and effective participation of Indigenous Peoples in the World Conference, taking due account of the preparatory processes ».
(1) Ronald Barnes did not support the resolution.
Source : IWGIA