Posted 28 June, 2013 by Stuart Torres in News

Promote Regional Integration For Indigenous Peoples


A forum to discuss the establishment of a mechanism of Consultation and Dialogue-PARLACEN Central American Parliament- with ancestral peoples of the region, was performed 25 June at the National Palace of Culture, with support from the Ministry of Culture and Sports-MCD- and the National Commission against Racial Discrimination-CODISRA-.

The Regional Forum of Indigenous and African Descent, was performed with the aim of incorporating topics of interest to these peoples in the regional integration agenda.

This type of approach or meetings, beyond a statement, generates commitments and actions, dialogue is a principle which expresses the value of the word, seen not simply as something that comes from the mouth, but as something that integrates mind and body ... is a commitment that is ratified with these activities, said Carlos Batzin, Minister for Culture and Sports.

Paula Rodriguez, PARLACEN deputy state of Guatemala, said the forum aims to integrate people to become a single region, there is a real integration and in this case, on indigenous and Afro-, that no discrimination and integration of the areas covered in, expressed.

For the Maya Culture, a given word is sacred word marks, Rosa Maria Tácana comments, Presidential Commissioner against Discrimination and Racism. For this reason, this consultation mechanism is to help find footholds, values ​​the effort of Parliament who believes in dialogue of indigenous peoples, bye TACAN.

The Forum culminated in the development of a proposal for Mechanism for Consultation and Dialogue PARLACEN with Indigenous Peoples and Afro-descendants in the region.

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