Venezuelan indigenous system to solve conflicts proposed as UNESCO heritage

Caracas, 03 Jun. AVN .- The “Palabrero Wayuu,” a system used to solve conflicts among different clans in a community, will be proposed next year 2012 in behalf of Venezuela before the United Nations Education, Scientific and Culture Organization (UNESCO) to be declared world heritage.

President of Venezuela”s Culture Diversity Center, Benito Irady, said the information last Thursday afternoon. “The goal is have a progressive recognition to our cultural diversity and our immaterial patrimony.”

This cultural expression was declared UNESCO Immaterial Cultural Heritage last year, result of a request forwarded by Colombia.

“What we want is Venezuela being included in this declaration and so it will be binational,” added Dinorah Cruz, general manager of the Venezuelan Cultural Heritage Institute.

Wayuu is the largest indigenous population located in the Guajira peninsula, which is shared by Colombia and Venezuela. The set of rules of this community represents a contribution for the collective reflection, in order to promote peace by using words.

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