IRI Colombia and FILAC work towards a partnership

June 2022

IRI Colombia is moving forward in the process of establishing an alliance with the Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC), an international public law organization that supports the processes of self-development and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples, communities and organizations in this region.
The parties will sign a Technical Cooperation Framework Agreement, which aims to work together on issues such as raising awareness about the seriousness of deforestation in the Amazon and the urgency of motivating action to protect forests and reverse climate change; capacity building and training of specialists; the promotion of agreements and commitments to advance public policies to prevent deforestation in the Amazon; and to ensure the recognition, protection and effective exercise of the individual and collective rights of indigenous peoples.