Amazonian Women urge China not to explore oil in Ecuador

The Curaray River and other locations in the state of Pastaza are threatened by oil exploitation

The Curaray River and other locations in the state of Pastaza are threatened by oil exploitation

 

As part of the 15th Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Land is Life and our allies will alert the UN to denounce the threat on human rights in Indigenous territories due to the oil contracts signed in January between the Ecuadorian government and Chinese oil corporation Andes Petroleum.

In a letter to the Permanente Representative of China to United Nations, Liu Jieyi, Land is Lifeallies Gloria Ushigua (President of Ashiñwaka) and Alicia Cahuiya (Vice-president of NAWE) urge China’s ambassador to recommend to the state-run Chinese company Andes Petroleum not to enter their ancestral territories, as the communities have not been properly consulted nor given formal agreement.

The two Indigenous leaders will also present evidences of the multiple official Indigenous declarations that testify the rejection of extractive industries like oil exploitation in their territories.

Land is Life is organizing an event to raise awareness on the current situation of the Amazonian Women against extractive industries in Ecuador that will be led by Gloria Ushigua and Alicia Cahuiya with the support of Indigenous leaders from Asia, Africa and North America on

You can find a copy of the letter to the Permanente Representative of China to United Nations in here in EnglishSpanish and Chinese.

Date and Time: Wednesday 11 May from 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

Location: Conference Room D, UNHQ building