Dr. Anne Hallum speaking with students in a school in Guatemala. Credit: AIR.
The Alliance for International Reforestation (AIR) is one of our planting partners and is doing a wonderful job in Guatemala, where it is working to make a difference for the local people with projects that are based on direct community involvement.
We just got the news that Dr. Anne Hallum, the director of AIR, who is also a Stetson University Political Science Professor, is participating in the ninth United Nations Conference on Indigenous Peoples at U.N headquarters in
Dr. Hallum said that "as a participant in the ‘Small Grant Programme’ of the U.N. Permanent Secretariat for Indigenous Issues, we have been invited to attend this conference, along with many other representatives of organizations that work with indigenous peoples. I am honored that AIR is part of this group of invitees, after 16 years of working in
Last year, the U.N. Permanent
Since 1993, AIR has trained more than 1,500 Guatemalan farmers, provided materials for more than 700 fuel-efficient stoves and planted more than 3 million trees. In 2004, AIR was recognized by the Guatemalan government’s forestry institute as the most effective nongovernmental environmental organization.
The theme of the U.N. conference, which ends April 30, is “Indigenous Peoples: Development With Culture and Identity; Articles 3 and 32 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.” The session includes discussions about human rights and fundamental freedoms, the future work of the Permanent
Best wishes to Dr. Hallum and we'll keep updating you on AIR and their achievements.
See more information on AIR's website: www.stetson.edu/org/air. You can also find more information on our work with AIR on these links:
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