United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

International Indian Treaty Council (IITC)

UN
Conference
on
Small
Island
Developing
States
-­‐
Intersessional
meeting,
21
-­‐
25
Apr
2014,
New
York
IPMG
response
to
Zero
draft:
Presented
by
Roberto
Múkaro
Borrero
(Taino),
International
Indian
Treaty
Council,
on
behalf
of
the
Indigenous
Peoples
Major
Group,
04/22/2014
Thank
you
for
this
opportunity
to
share
the
concerns
of
the
Indigenous
Peoples
Major
Group
(IPMG).
Generally
speaking,
the
IPMG
remains
greatly
concerned
with
the
invisibility
of
Indigenous
Peoples
within
the
Zero
Draft.
While
BOPA
(1994)
affirms
that
“full
attention
should
be
given
to
the
needs

of
Indigenous
Peoples,
post-­‐BOPA
processes
to
this
point
have
essentially
erased
Indigenous
Peoples
from
the
dialog.
With
this
in
mind,
under
the
current
discussions
of
paragraph
74
regarding
SIDS
priorities
for
the
Post-­‐2015
Development
Agenda,
the
IPMG
recommends:
At
74f:
Gives
a
prominent
place
to
[insert:
Indigenous
Peoples
and
the
promotion
of]
gender
equality
and
women’s
empowerment,
including
freedom
from
violence
for
women
and
girls,
and
includes
gender
equality
as
a
cross-­‐cutting
issue
across
all
goals.
Compare
with
co-­‐facilitators
text:
Gives
a
prominent
place
to
promoting
gender
equality
and
women’s
empowerment,
including
freedom
from
violence
for
women
and
girls,
and
includes
gender
equality
as
a
cross-­‐
cutting
issue
across
all
goals.
Rationale:
This
amendment
is
consistent
with
BOPA
(Part
One,
I),
which
states:
“Full
attention
should
be
given
to
gender
equity
and
to
the
important
role
and
contribution
of
women,
as
well
as
to
the
needs
of
women
and
other
major
groups,
including
children,
youth
and
indigenous
people”
At
74j:
Calls
for
a
“New
Global
Partnership”
which
harnesses
the
full
potential
of
partnerships
between
governments
at
all
levels,
businesses,
civil
society,
[insert:
Indigenous
Peoples]
and
a
wide
range
of
other
stakeholders,
complementing
the
traditional
approaches
to
action,
such
as
Official
Development
Assistance
(ODA)
and
foreign
aid.
Compare
with
co-­‐facilitators
text:
Calls
for
a
“New
Global
Partnership”
which
harnesses
the
full
potential
of
partnerships
between
governments
at
all
levels,
businesses,
civil
society,
and
a
wide
range
of
other
stakeholders,
complementing
the
traditional
approaches
to
action,
such
as
Official
Development
Assistance
(ODA)
and
foreign
aid.
Rationale:
This
amendment
is
consistent
with
the
Declaration
on
the
Rights
of
Indigenous
Peoples.
Further
Indigenous
Peoples,
like
businesses,
are
a
“Major
Group”
with
whom
“Partnership
in
Action”
is
stressed
as
the
theme
of
the
Second
International
UN
Decade
of
the
World’s
Indigenous
Peoples.
Thank
you
again
for
this
opportunity.
Contact:
roberto@treatycouncil.org
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San Francisco, CA 94103-3664
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