CINMENA Resolution Condemns Aggression Against Ukraine
[October 3, 2022] The leadership of the Confederation of Indigenous Nations of the Middle East and North Africa (CINMENA) has issued a resolution sharply condemning Russian aggression in the Ukraine and calling for de-escalation based upon negotiations rather than spiraling into a nuclear Armageddon.
The Resolution closely follows United Nations General Assembly Resolution ES-11/1, a resolution of the eleventh emergency special session of the United Nations General Assembly, similarly adopted on 2 March 2022. It is the Confederation’s first joint resolution addressing nations or states outside of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, but its urgency and relevance to all nations of the region is undeniable.
“CINMENA…endorses United Nations General Assembly Resolution ES-11/1 and urges the continued efforts by confederated member nations and other international and regional organizations to support the de-escalation of the current situation, as well as efforts to respond to the humanitarian and refugee crisis that the aggression by the Russian Federation has created.”
The resolution was adopted on October 2, 2022 by the Confederation’s Executive Council headed by CINMENA President Nallein Sowilo of Ezidikhan. Member nations are in consultation with CINMENA leadership, with responsibility for joint policy decisions delegated to the body’s Executive Council.
The Confederation consists of 67 indigenous nations situated within nation-states stretching from Afghanistan to Morocco. Despite their linguistic, cultural and geographical differences, CINMENA nations share a host of challenges and aspirations, including freedom from domination and discrimination at the hands of larger states.
The full text of the Confederation’s Resolution of 2 October 2022 follows: