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UN Permanent Forum 2016

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PRESS RELEASE: Event: Shillong Declaration shared at 15th UNPF Side event Venue: UN HQ, NYC 

Indigenous Perspectives On Food And Wellbeing Finds Audience at The UN   

On the sidelines of the 15th UN Permanent Forum scheduled from the 9th to 20th May2016, at the United Nations Head Quarters in New York, a side event titled “Harvesting Peace”, was organised where one of the major highlights was the sharing of the Shillong Declaration that was drafted during the Indigenous Terra Madre (ITM) 2015 that took place in Meghalaya last November. The side event was organised by the Indigenous Partnership for Agrobioiversity and Food Sovereignty, Non Profit Organisation based out of Rome and one of the main organisers of ITM 2015. The side event was presented in collaboration with CHIRAPAQ (Center for Indigenous Cultures of Peru); the Porini Welfare Association, Kenya; Tebtebba Association, Philippines and The Sioux Chef, USA. Designed to be a session of storytelling, the side event created a platform where local voices was given the opportunity to meet global audiences to discover avenues to the “Future We Want”. Program-     

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