DATE: 01 October 2002
FROM: The Secretariat of the International Alliance Against Racism
Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia And Related Intolerance (IAAR)
TO: The World-wide Community of NGOs and Affiliates.
MESSAGE: The Secretariat joins with the World-wide Community in
celebration.The International Alliance Against Racism,
Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia And Related
Intolerance (IAAR) is one year old today, Tuesday 01
R/05-2002 [01 October 2002]
From the Secretariat:
This Report entitled "IAAR Report R/05-2002 [01 October 2002] may be
translated into other working languages and re-distributed.
TEXT IN ENGLISH
Tuesday October 01, 2002 marks the first anniversary of the
International Alliance Against Racism, Racial Discrimination,
Xenophobia And Related Intolerance (IAAR).
The Secretariat is of the view that the Progressive Reports sent out
during the last 12 months, inclusive of the 01 October 2002, tell the
story as it relates to the IAAR.
The Secretariat is gratified by the tremendous moral support it
received from the World-wide Community of NGOs, International
Representatives and United Nations Agencies, in particular, the
Offices of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva and New
Looking back, the Secretariat can say that the IAAR has been
consistent in the execution of its mandate as outlined in
the "Memorandum of Association and Guiding Principles". The rapid
rate of expansion of the IAAR has added more responsibilities to the
Secretariat, in time and cost. This deserves the attention of all.
Having said this, the Secretariat appeals to the World-wide Community
of NGOs for assistance in the preparation of a Project Proposal and
in locating Donor Agencies willing to support the IAAR's Programme of
Activities for 2002-2007.
The Secretariat has began a process of inter-personal contacts with
The Secretariat wishes to inform all, that the following individuals
are the International Representatives of the IAAR for the period 01
October 2002-30 September 2003.
1. Albert DeTERVILLE, Chair
2. Deanne D. DeTERVILLE, Secretary General
3. Erika HARRIFORD
4. Ncumisa MAFUNDA, Youth
5. Beatriz SCHULTHESS, South America
6. Rodolfo PINO-ROBLES, Canada
7. Roberto BORRERO, United Nations
8. Barryl BIEKMAN, Europe
9. Stella TAMANG, Asia
10. Martin NAKATA, Australia and South Pacific
11. Linda ROOTS, United States of America [African Descendants]
12. Eve BAZAIBA MASUDI, Africa
13. Abdul-Muta'Ali Abdulla-Muhammed-EL, United States of
America [Indigenous Peoples]
14. Roi KWABENA, Europe
The Secretariat would appreciate receiving nominees for
Representatives in the following zones:
· Middle East
· East Europe
· North Pacific
· West Asia
During the month of September 2002, the Secretariat on behalf of the
Bethechilokono [Indigenous People of Saint Lucia] successfully
executed "Indigenous People Of Saint Lucia History Month". The
highlight of the activities was the commemoration on 20 September of
the 362nd Indigenous People of Hiwanaru [Saint Lucia] Victory
Anniversary over the British. On 20 September 1640 the Indigenous
People of Hiwanaru [Saint Lucia] with the assistance of the
Indigenous Peoples of Dominica, Martinique and Saint Vincent, foiled
the first attempt by a European Country to colonize the Indigenous
People of Hiwanaru [Saint Lucia].
On 21 September 2002, the Secretariat executed "The First
Bethechilokono [Indigenous People of Saint Lucia] Consultation".
The Secretariat encourages all to begin making arrangements for the
following International Gatherings to take place in Saint Lucia
during 2003 and 2004.
·Meeting of Experts on Reparations and Compensation; 02-05 December
·International Conference on Mother Languages; 16-21 February 2004.
· International Conference on Reparations and Compensation; 29
November to 04 December 2004.
The Secretariat will be publishing info on the above, shortly.
Committed to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and
Signed: Deanne D. DeTERVILLE
01 October 2002
Signed: Dr. Albert DeTERVILLE
01 October 2002