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Int´l leader urges UN to treat indigenous situation as a war conflict

United Nations, Nov 10 (Prensa Latina) Discrimination and poverty situation of indigenous pooples is too serious to the point of being treated at the United Nations as a warlike conflict, the international leader Lourdes Tiban said at the UN Security Council (UNSC).

Invited by Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to take the floor at the UNSC opening session, Ms. Tiban proposed some actions the UN should implement.

She said that, if after the WWII (1939-1945) the UN and its Security Council have acted to prevent in time any local or regional conflict from turning into total war and preserve their role as guarantor in the transition of the war for peace by strengthening its negotiating capacity, it should also involve the indigenous peoples. To achieve this, Ms. Taiban proposed UNSC include historical conflicts in UN debates, including those deeply involved in structural changes and public policies.

UNSC must monitor from now on, in order not to be treated as military matters, although its consequences may be as if they were, the following issues that generate social violence, migration and other ills: Social inequality, increased rates of violence and insecurity, large social and progress gaps, malnutrition, lack of resources, social exclusion not only between states and indigenous peoples.

In addition, take into account of people behind bars, disabled people, gender differences, mental and endemic diseases, and young people exposed to drug use and trafficking.

Regarding migration issue, Ms. Tiban explained causes that endanger international peace and warned that the diaspora is an escape valve to many problems and also warned that it can be more drastic because a vacuum is being created for families, and xenophobia is stimulated among other ills.