Establishment of Ministry of Indigenous Peoples and the National Council of Peoples

Where
Chile
When
2016
Who
Ministry of Social Development
Key objectives of the measure:

Currently is in debate at the Congress the bill that creates the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples and the National Council of Peoples, also made ​​from a prior consultation pursuant to the provisions of ILO Convention N°169 .

This initiative includes the creation of different departments within the future Ministry: the National Council of Peoples, councils for every people, an Interministerial Committee on Indigenous Peoples to support the work of the new Ministry from the various sectors of the State and the National Service of Indigenous Peoples as a continuation of what is now the National Indigenous Development Corporation (CONADI)[1]


[1] See: http://www.gob.cl/2016/01/11/ministerio-de-pueblos-indigenas/

 

Scope of the measure:
National
Nature of the measure:
legislative, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples will be in charge of creating and implementing the National Indigenous Policy, which will be developed on the basis of a consultation of the National Council of Indigenous Peoples, in line with stated at ILO Convention N°169. Thus, once the bills passed, Chile will have adequate institutions to address transversely issues of indigenous peoples of our country, with the effective capacity to create public policies that are suited to their realities and needs.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Like the rest of the Ministries, the bill propose that this Ministry have an Minister and a Secretariat, in addition to a number of regional ministries, which will allow the ministry to have a territorial presence. Additionally it seeks to provide more management tools to current and future Indigenous Development Areas, territorial spaces that focus their action to improve the quality of life of people of indigenous origin in these territories.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Information no available.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain