Friday, October 22, 2010

Extension of deadline for applications- Draft American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The Department of International Law informs you that the deadline for applications to be considered by the Selection Board in order to participate in the Meeting of Negotiations, which was initially planned to be today, Friday October 22nd, at 11:59 a.m., has been extended until next Friday, October 29 2010, at 1:00 p.m. (Washington, D.C. time).

In order to ensure the effective participation of the representatives of the indigenous peoples, the Department of International Law extends the invitation to apply to be able to participate in the “Thirteenth Meeting of Negotiations in the Quest for Points of Consensus” of the Working Group to Prepare the Draft American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

This Meeting will take place at the OAS Headquarters in Washington, D.C., on January 18 to 20, 2011. It will be preceded by a meeting of the Indigenous Peoples’ Caucus, to be held on January 15 to 16, 2011. Individuals selected are required to be in Washington, D.C., between Friday, January 14 and Saturday, January 22, 2011.

The OAS will cover the cost of air fares, board and lodging of individuals selected.

Additional information about the requirements along with the corresponding sample documents may be found in the following link:

We respectfully request to send all application to Ms. Veronica Alonso by e-mail ( or via fax to +1-202-458-3293.

Kind regards,
Department of International Law
Organization of American States

En Espanol: Cambio de plazo límite para la presentación de candidaturas - Proyecto de Declaración Americana sobre los Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas