Social Cultural and Humanitarian Committee
Central African Republic


Adhia Kayungyun

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Delegation: Central African Republic

Committee: Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Committee (SOCHUM)

Topic: Eliminating Violence Towards Indigenous People

The world cannot simply ignore the fact that according to the United Nations, there are approximately 400 million indigenous people worldwide, making up more than 5,000 distinct tribes. Indigenous people are endevoring to reassert their nationhood within the post-colonial states in which they find themselves to their traditional lands and the right to use the resources of these lands are central to their drive to nationhood. Traditional lands are the ‘place’ of the nation and are inseparable from the people, their culture, and their identity as a nation and the foundation upon which indigenous people intend to rebuild the economies of their nations and so improve the socioeconomic circumstance of their people—individuals, families, communities, and nations. Every single person in this world owns the rights to struggle in attempt to survive in living properly (such as physically, mentally, and economically). Furthermore, it is a basic human right for one to be freed from any act of violence. Unfortunately, to develop one’s proper living condition is never an easy task for all-party involved; the governments or officials, and the people or civilians as well. Central African Republic is home to two groups of indigenous peoples, they are The Mbororo and The Aka Pygmies. Although the total population of indigenous peoples mentioned above is merely below 3% of the population, Central African Republic (CAR) highly believe that their rights as a human-being is equally the same as the rest of the non-indigenous population in Central African and the rest of the world.

Perpetuating the rights of indigenous peoples and communities to eliminate violence towards them, United Nations had published A Declaration on the Rights of In...

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