CINMENA now sixty nations strong

[Shingal, Ezidikhan. December 21, 2021] The Confederation of Indigenous Nations of the Middle East and North Africa today announced that from the original fifteen signatory nations, CINMENA has quadrupled in size to over sixty nations.

Shingal Conference of 2020
Shingal Conference of 2020 hosted representatives of some of the Middle East’s most ancient and endangered communities.

Fifteen months ago and after careful deliberation, in September 2020 an initial group of fifteen Indigenous nations or tribal bodies of the Middle East embarked on a journey of self-governing autonomy by ratifying the International Covenant on the Rights of Indigenous Nations (ICRIN).

Since that time, the number of ratifying nations has quadrupled to cover virtually the entire political map of the Middle East and North Africa.

Confederation of Indigenous Nations of the Middle East and North Africa.
Over 60 indigenous nations of the Middle East and North Africa have joined CINMENA and ratified ICRIN.

Article 2—Peaceful Means. The Parties of this Confederation undertake, as set forth in the Charter of the United Nations, to settle any international dispute in which they may be involved by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security and justice are not endangered.

Acknowledging that “adopting and implementing ICRIN is a long-term process”, CINMENA Convener Ms. Nallein Sowilo expressed hope that CINMENA nations would continue to act together in their common interest of restoring peace and security with justice and economic development for every member nation.

“We regard the Covenant as an important legal pillar supporting each nation’s jurisdiction and destiny. The authority is now with the government of each nation.”

—Nallein Sowilo

CINMENA nations include:

(Hyperlinked to each nation’s ICRIN ratification document.)

  1. Abābdah Nation of Egypt and Sudan
  2. Afghan Hindu Congress
  3. Ahwaz Nation of Iran
  4. Al-Anbar-Al-Jolan
  5. Al-Dulaimi Tribal Confederation of Iraq
  6. Al-Qaddafa Tribe
  7. Albu-Nasral-Tikriti
  8. Amazigh Tribes of Libya
  9. Amazigh Confederation of North Africa
  10. Amazigh Kabyle of Algeria
  11. Amazigh Tribes of Egypt
  12. Amazigh Tribes of Mali
  13. Amazigh Tribes of Morocco
  14. Amazigh Tribes of Niger
  15. Amazigh Tribes of Tunisia
  16. Anazzah Tribal Confederation of Iraq
  17. Bani Murra Romas of Jordan
  18. Confederation of Roma Tribes of the Middle East
  19. Domari Confederation of the Middle East
  20. East Kurdistan
  21. Ezidikhan Armenia
  22. Ezidikhan Georgia 
  23. Ezidikhan Iraq
  24. Ezidikhan Syria
  25. Anatolian Ezidikhan
  26. Fallujah Tribal Confederation
  27. Ḥizb Al-Ba’aṯ Al-‘Arabī Al-Ištir Tribe of Iraq
  28. Idlib Druze-Domari Alliance of Syria
  29. Jahalin Bedouin Tribe of Palestine
  30. Jews of Morocco
  31. Kalash Chitral Indigenous Tribal Coalition
  32. Kam Assembly of Turkey
  33. Khuzestan
  34. Kirkuk Bayat Tribe
  35. Kurdish Republic
  36. Luristan
  37. Maʻdān Nation of Iraq & Iran
  38. Mandaeans of Iraq Iran & Syria 
  39. Mullagori Tribes of Pakistan and Afghanistan
  40. Nineveh Tribal Assembly of Iraq
  41. Nubians of Upper Egypt
  42. Palestinian Bedouin Nation of Israel and Jordan
  43. Pashtun Tribes of Afghanistan
  44. Qashqai Tribes
  45. Rashaida Tribe of Bedouin Arabs
  46. Salahadin Tribe of Iraq
  47. Shabaks of Iraq
  48. Shammar Tribes of Iraq
  49. Sulukule (Roma) of Turkey
  50. Syrian Bedouin Confederation
  51. Tafsut Amazigh of Morocco
  52. Turkmen Tribes of Afghanistan
  53. Turkmen of Iran
  54. Turkmen of Syria
  55. World Amazigh Congress
  56. Yarmouk Basin Nations
  57. Yarsan Nation of Iraq & Iran
  58. Yezidi Supreme Spiritual Council
  59. Zargari Nation of Iran
  60. Zagros Liberal Alliance of Iran
  61. Zoroastrians of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

Confederation of Indigenous Nations of the Middle East and North Africa.
CINMENA grows to sixty nations