ALBA Members Agree to Create Permanent Commission
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- Central America
- South America
- Politics and Government
- 06 / 26 / 2010
This new body will guarantee and look after the fulfillment of commitments undertaken by the four working tables held on Thursday in Otavalo, Ecuador, as part of the Summit.
The decision was made by indigenous and African-descendent authorities and representatives of all ALBA member countries attending the meeting (Bolivia, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Cuba, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with Guatemala as special guest because of its large indigenous population).
Other topics analyzed were climate change and nature rights, as well as the role of cultural interaction on public policies, economic, political and social rights as opposing racism, and foreign trade.
Participants proposed that each ALBA member country should choose a representative to be in charge of following-up on the meeting’s agreements.
Likewise, indigenous authorities and African descendants discuss how to take specific actions to improve the participation of the peoples in the political changes of the region.
Participants recognized ALBA’s progress in social inclusion, fights against marginality and the vindication of native people and African-descendants.