APIB (National Articulation of the Indigenous People of Brazil) going to the United Nations in Geneva to Submit Human Rights Violation Documents

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by Earth Peoples, http://earthpeoples.org/

In his tour to raise awareness about the human rights situation of the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil, Uilton Tuxá is going on behalf of APIB (National Articulation of the Indigenous People of Brazil) next week to the United Nations in Geneva, to meet with the OHCHR and submit documents that will inform the UN system about a variety of current human rights violations against Indigenous Peoples that live in Brazil.

Earth Peoples will join him = we will translate and post the human rights violation documents on this site. Last week, Uilton Tuxá, the Chief of the Tuxá people, who is also the elected Leader of APOINME (the Indigenous Peoples Organizations of the Northeast, Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo) participated at the Protest Action in front of the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin, that was held in solidarity with the devastating situation of the Guarani Kaiowa (They are landless, many are living along roadsides, pushed into poverty, prostitution, hunger and collective suicides.)

Facilitated by Berlin based group Action for World Solidarity (ASW) the indigenous APIB representative met with various German governmental officials, such as Gudrun Kopp, the Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, (Parlamentarische Staatssekretärin beim Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung) and Pascal Kober, the member of the german Bundestag and member of the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid (Ordentliches Mitglied im Ausschuss für Menschenrechte und humanitäre Hilfe).

Tuxá was also invited by the Green Party to speak at the Latin American Conference that took place in the German Bundestag, where he informed the attentive audience about the reality that indigenous peoples in Brazil endure, and their demand for international support.

He also met German based Foundations such as the Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, and Aid organizations such as Brot fürdie Welt and Misereor.

Facilitated by Earth Peoples and INCOMINDIOS, a human rights organization with ECOSOC status to the United Nations, with it’s offices in Zürich, Bern and Geneva, Uilton Tuxá will also meet various human rights defender groups and the Swiss Fund, that supports Indigenous participation at UN meetings in Switzerland, before he returns to Brazil.