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Project ID:00082054Description:UNIPP Nicaragua Indigenous peo
UN Indigenous Peoples’ Ptnrshp
Start Date *: 20 Mar 2012
UN Indigenous Peoples’ Ptnrshp
End Date*: 31 Mar 2014
Country: Nicaragua Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   UNDP - UNDP(MDTF/PUNO only).

Strengthening indigenous and afro-descendants peoples capacities

The main priority in this project is to strengthen Indigenous, Afro-descendants and other relevant actors’ capacities in order to improve dialogue process and consultation mechanisms in accordance with the recommendations from human rights mechanisms.

The project supports the effective implementation of the UN Declaration on Indigenous peoples, the ILO Convention 169, relevant international instrument such as ICPD and Durban Action Plan, observations and recommendations by specialized UN and regional mechanisms such as CEDAW, CERD, CRC, MWC, UPR, ILO control bodies and UNPFII, in order to guarantee Indigenous Peoples’ rights in Nicaragua.

Its immediate objective is strengthening Indigenous and Afro-descendent Peoples and key relevant actors capacities in order to develop effective dialogue processes and mechanisms, aimed at guaranteeing adequate access to justice.

Through the CCPIAN-UNS, representatives from Indigenous People in Nicaragua have presented their priorities and proposals for actions at various occasions. In November 2010, in an extended session, representatives of the Indigenous People of the Centre, North and Pacific of Nicaragua, the Sumu-Mayangna Indigenous People, the Miskitu People, the Rama People and the Afro-descendant People, presented their priorities and proposed actions for 2011 - 2012. The established Permanent Mechanism for follow-up on agreements for the CCPIAN has collected, systematized and characterized the priorities and proposals into a database. Furthermore, the CCPIAN has been consulted during the recent CCA/UNDAF process (March 2011) on specific strategic issues such as: Territory and nature; Participation and organizational strengthening; and Inter-cultural Dialogue – construction of an intercultural society. The project proposal corresponds with the priorities expressed by them during the mentioned consultation processes.

The project proposal has been elaborated in consultation with Indigenous and Afro-descendants people’s representatives at the last extended CCPIAN session, held on December 12 2011. Furthermore, one of the first activities of this project will be the organization of a special session with Indigenous people representatives and other relevant actors to design the implementing mechanisms and a work plan for this project (UNIPP). Hence, the CCPIAN and the Indigenous people will be actively involved in the implementation and monitoring of the project.


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