Posted 27 March, 2014 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Guatemala se prepara para la Conferencia Mundial sobre Pueblos Indígenas


Representatives of indigenous peoples in Guatemala present in the activity.

The United Nations, will take place on 22 and 23 September this year, the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples of the United Nations. For this event, the Government of Guatemala will prepare an action plan for submission to the Conference to be held in New York City, U.S..

The announcement of the launch of the Action Plan and the methodology to be followed for the preparation of the State of Guatemala, which will be carried out by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Culture and Sports and the Presidential Commission on Human Rights, was performed in a formal ceremony in the Hall of Flags at the National Palace of Culture.

He attended Charles Batzin, Minister for Culture and Sports, María Gutiérrez, Coordinator of the Presidential Commissioner against Discrimination and Racism, Carlos Hugo Avila, representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Gloria Laynez, Defender of Indigenous Women on behalf of the President Otto Perez Molina.

Speaking, Minister of Culture and Sport said that among the issues addressed in this action plan equity rights and opportunities for indigenous peoples are, recognition of their customs and traditions and natural medicine and the conservation and protection of natural resources and land rights, mention some.

Within the framework of the World Conference of Indigenous Peoples, Presidential Commissioner Maria Gutierrez, stressed that an important issue to address is the recognition and display of Guatemala's indigenous peoples worldwide.

The event was held at the National Palace of Culture, partners attended the institutions involved, representatives of different associations of indigenous peoples and invited public, who appreciated the musical notes played by Marimba Concert The National Palace of Culture, commissioned art event space.

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