Who We Are
Indigenous Nations of the Middle East and Their Advocates
CINMENA or the Confederation of Indigenous Nations of the Middle East and North Africa is a body currently consisting of 66 confederated Indigenous nations, tribes and other entities including governments in exile and advocating bodies, that have adopted a joint legal approach to deal with a wide range of concerns and challenges common to Indigenous minorities, including security and international legal and diplomatic recognition. All CINMENA nations have ratified the terms of the International Covenant on the Rights of Indigenous Nations (ICRIN) as a precondition for membership.
“Determining to safeguard the freedom, common heritage and culture of their peoples, founded on the principles of democracy and the rule of law, they seek to promote stability and well-being throughout the Middle East”-CINMENA Shingal Treaty of 2020
The Confederation of Indigenous Nations of the Middle East and North Africa (CINMENA) consists of: