IAAR Report Aug. 2002
- FROM: The Secretariat of the International Alliance
Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia And
MESSAGE: Below find a brief report for the period
01 April to 31 July 2002.
Updates on the Experts Meeting, the
International Conference on Mother Languages and the
International Conference on Reparations and
Compensation for Slavery will be published shortly.
You are encouraged to nominate Experts.
You can begin making preparations to participate.
Deanne D. DeTERVILLE
Box MA 020, Marchand P.O., Castries, SAINT LUCIA
Tel: + 1 758 452 5374
Fax: + 1 758 453 1983
eFax: 1 208 498 4019
R/03/04-2002 [01 August 2002]
From The Secretariat:
This Report entitled "IAAR Report R/02/03-2002 [01
August 2002] may be translated into other working
languages and re-distributed.
The Secretariat is pleased to inform you that since
the official launching of the IAAR on 01 October 2001,
as a follow-up to the World Conference Against Racism,
and in keeping with its mandate as expressed in the
"Memorandum of Association And Guiding Principles-
2001", the IAAR continues to focus on the WCAR NGO
Forum Declaration and Programme of Action.
During the period 01 April to 31 July 2002, the
Secretariat was able to inform you on a number of
global issues. The Secretariat notes that given the
will, the world-wide community of NGOs can, with the
solidarity of others make a vast difference as it
relates to "the application and implementation of
universally accepted standards and instruments to
combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and
We know there have been many success stories. The
Secretariat wishes to share some with you.
The IAAR Chair, Dr. Albert DeTERVILLE during his
recent visit to the United States promoted the IAAR at
the Indigenous Language Consultation in Oklahoma City;
held discussions with members of the United
Confederation of Taino People, UCTP; met with the
Garifuna Association of Honduras; exchanged views with
Representatives of the National Coalition of Blacks
for Reparations in America, NCOBRA; participated on a
Presencia Taina TV Programme, and most of all, had
a tete-a-tete discussion with the Deputy Director of
the New York Office of the High Commissioner for Human
Rights on the IAAR's Programme of Activities for
The IAAR Secretariat is planning three International
Gatherings in Saint Lucia, during the period
1. A Meeting of Experts on Reparation and Compensation
for Slavery [and associated discrimination]; 02-05
2. An International Conference on Mother Languages;
21-25 February 2004.
3. An International Conference on Reparation and
Compensation [and associated discrimination]; 08-12
*Feel free to submit suggestions for the conduct of
the above International Gatherings.
The "Meeting of Experts" is a Preparatory Meeting for
the International Conference on 08-12 December 2004,
the conclusions of which shall also be forwarded to
the United Nations for deliberation. The Secretariat
has received recommendations for discussions on the
following, to take place during the "Experts eeting"..
1. American-European Slave Trade of Indigenous Peoples
2. The Inter-American Slave Trade of Indigenous
Peoples by 23 December 1511 Spanish Decree.
3. The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.
4. The Trans-Saharan Slave Trade.
5. The Trans-Indian Ocean Slave Trade.
6. The Australian Aboriginal Peoples and Torres Strait
7. Modern day Slavery.
*You are requested to nominate Experts to participate.
During his stay in New York, Dr. Albert DeTERVILLE who
was the guest of the UCTP, spent a considerable
amount of time at the American Museum of Natural
History researching the linkages among the Family
of Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon, the Orinoco, the
Caribbean Basin and North America. This Project, which
is being executed with the participation of the UCTP,
promises to be of import to the Indigenous Peoples of
the South Pacific and the Americas.
The Secretariat has also been able to establish
"Voices in the Americas: An On-going Dialogue Between
Indigenous Peoples and African
Descendants in the Americas"; another very important
project to be executed with the participation of
During the next two months the Secretariat will be
contacting Continental NGOs to establish:
"Voices in Africa"
"Voices in Europe"
"Voices in Asia"
"Voices in the South Pacific"
Committed to combat racism, racial discrimination,
xenophobia and related intolerance.
Signed: Deanne D. DeTERVILLE
01 August 2002
Signed: Dr. Albert DeTERVILLE
01 August 2002
La Voz del Pueblo Taino/The Voice of the Taino People
c/o UCTP-US Regional Coordinating Office
PO Box 4515, NY, NY 10163
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