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2011-06-24 | Documentos de Trabajo | Indoamericano

Press Release

For an International Conference on the Coca plant

The Scandinavian Forum for Indigenous Peoples Rights, hereby initiate a campaign for support the Bolivia campaign that aims to remove the Coca plant and the Coca leaf from UN Convention on Drugs, the UNSCND's list of banned drugs. The campaign calls upon the Swedish Government not to block Bolivia's request to hold an International Conference on the Coca plant.


The Coca plant and the leaf has been used in the Andes for thousands of years, both in ceremonies and as natural medicines, especially among the Andean Peoples -quechua and aymara- among whom it is considered sacred and is used in rituals.
The Campaign for an International Conference on the Coca plant was created by the Scandinavian Forum for Indigenous Peoples Rights and urges the United States, England and Sweden's Governments to leave behind colonial attitudes and instead respect and show respect for Bolivia's traditions and the status that the Coca leaf has in the new Bolivian Constitution.

This campaign is hosted at www.mapuche.info

Fuente: Scandinavian Forum for Indigenous Peoples Rights

Publicado: 2011-06-24 | Revisado: 2011-05-17 07:45:07 | Enlace de actual documento: http://www.mapuche.info/?pagina=2154