Representatives of the CTRC took part in the Caucus in New York

April 16, 2023

On Sunday, April 16, the Head of the Board of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center Eskender Bariiev, the manager of the CTRC Liudmyla Korotkykh together with the Member of the World Congress of Crimean Tatars Ayla Bakkali took part in the Caucus.

This is a preliminary meeting of the delegations of the regions on the eve of the 22nd session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which will begin on April 17 in New York.

When discussing the recommendations in his speech, Eskender Bariiev said that the topic of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues is Human health, planetary and territorial health, climate change, therefore, when discussing it, it is very important to pay attention to the issue of the situation of indigenous peoples in the context of interstate conflict because in violation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples:

Indigenous cultural heritage is under threat due to occupation and war;

The health and life of representatives of indigenous peoples are under threat due to the forced mobilization of representatives of the indigenous peoples of Russia and the occupied territories of Ukraine into the Russian army, which leads to mass death and disability of men of the indigenous peoples of Russia and the indigenous peoples of Ukraine from the occupied territories of Ukraine;

Due to the occupation of the territory and military aggression of Russia, Mother Earth is suffering, nature is being destroyed.

Representatives of the CTRC will actively participate in the 22nd session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. They will inform the international community about the situation of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people, the persecution and repression to which the Russian occupiers subject representatives of the indigenous people of Ukraine in the occupied Crimea and southern Ukraine.

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