Committee Introduction

CELAC (Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños or Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) is a regional bloc of Latin American and Caribbean states created in December of 2011. The organization is made up of 33 sovereign countries in the Americas that represent close to 600 million people. This committee will focus on how the organization defines and defends the rights of indigenous people of the included countries. Committee debate will include the establishment and control of indigenous people’s education systems and their linguistic rights (regarding education). This discourse of indigenous people may also include their inclusion in sustainable development. This committee will further discuss the legalization and control of illicit substances.

If you have any questions about this committee, feel free to reach out to your Under-Secretary General Zoey Weisman at zoeymw@sas.upenn.edu