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 signatory nations to ICRIN

(includes each nation’s ICRIN ratification document.)

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

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