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NGOs Host Endosulfan-­free Café for Stockholm Convention Delegates

Karl Tupper and Danika Littlechild

Health & community groups around the world call for an end to endosulfan

Health and community leaders from across the globe are serving organic coffee, cashews and chocolate — free of the pesticide endosulfan — to Stockholm Convention delegates in Geneva. At the gathering this week the governments will decide whether to include the  persistent insecticide in the Convention, which would ban it in the 173 countries that are  Parties to the treaty. Annex A Cafe Press Release 26 April, 2011

Vi Waghiyi


COP5 delegates receiving information and coffee

Indigenous Peoples Caucus Side Event

The Global Indigenous Peoples Caucus attending COP5 hosted a side event in Geneva during lunchtime on Wednesday, 27 April:

“THE STOCKHOLM CONVENTION AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ HUMAN RIGHTS, COMMUNITY HEALTH AND SURVIVAL: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS TEN YEARS AFTER THE POPS TREATY ADOPTION”

Salmon from Alaska was served to attendees as well as organic, endosulfan-free coffee.

Presenters included:

Andrea Carmen, Yaqui — International Indian Treaty Council, North America Region
Vi Waghiyi, Yupik — St. Lawrence Island, Arctic Region
Lucy Mulenkei — Indigenous Information Network, Africa Region     

See the flyer: Indigenous Peoples Caucus side event

….and presentations from the event:

The Stockholm Convention and Indigenous Peoples’ Human Rights, Community Health, and Survival (Challenges and Solutions Ten Years After the POPs Treaty Adoption), given by Vi Waghiyi.

Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and the Stockholm Convention, given by Andrea Carmen

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