Published on 03/28/2019
Iquitos. In order to inform and sensitize the new members that make up the Regional Transectorial Technical Commission for the Protection and Defense of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Isolation and Initial Contact (PIACI) in the department of Loreto, the Thursday March 22 at the Auditorium of the Regional Environmental Authority (ARA) Loreto, the first ordinary session of the current year.
The agenda of the session was focused on making known who are the Indigenous Peoples in Isolation and in Initial Contact (PIACI) and what is the procedure for the establishment of Indigenous Reserves (RI), territories that have the purpose of protecting the PIACI . The situation of current proposals for the establishment of RI in the region was also addressed. Likewise, the incorporation of the Regional Management of Forestry and Wildlife Development of Loreto was decided as a member.
Furthermore, it is important to highlight that several public entities that are members of the Commission, for the first time know about the PIACIs and their dynamics, which is why their awareness in this regard is of great relevance.
This Commission, known as “Mesa PIACI Loreto”, created by Regional Ordinance No. 011-2018-GRL / CR, is made up of 18 state institutions and non-governmental organizations. It is a space for dialogue and analysis at the regional level that seeks to adopt measures and coordination mechanisms between public and private institutions, indigenous organizations and civil society to generate preventive actions aimed at respecting the rights of the PIACI.
Indigenous Peoples in Isolation and Initial Contact - PIACI
It should be noted that the PIACI are among the most vulnerable sectors of the population of our country, the State has the responsibility to protect the life and health of these populations, respecting their decision to remain without contact with the rest of society. The Regional Government of Loreto with the initiative of the Mesa PIACI Loreto, assumes the commitment to protect and defend the rights of these peoples.