|CIDOB – Confederation of Indigenous Peoples from Bolivia|
Address: Calle 2, Barrio San Juan
Villa 1ero. de Mayo
Santa Cruz – Bolivia
Phone: (591) (3) 3498494
Fax: (591) (3) 498494 / 3468437
Postal Box: 6135
Web site: www.cidob-bo.org
President: Adolfo Chávez Beyma
CIDOB is the highest authority for the indigenous peoples from the Bolivian lowlands. It is founded in 1982 and joins together 34 indigenous peoples from the Eastern, Chaco and Amazon regions: Ayoreo, Araona, Canichana, Cayubaba, Cavineño, Chacobo, Chiquitano, Esse ejja, Guaraní, Guarayo, Guarasuwe, Itonama, Joaquiniano, Lecos, Machineri, Mojeño-javeriano, Mojeño-trinitario, Mojeño-ignaciano, Maropa, Moseten, Movima, More, Pacahuara, Sirionó, Takana, Tsimane, Tapiete, Toromonas, Weehnayek, Yuracaré, Yaminahua and Yuki.
CIDOB represents 11 regional indigenous organisations in seven departments of Bolivia: APG, CPESC, CPIB, CMIB, ORCAWETA, CPEM-B, CPITCO, CIRABO, CIPOAP, CPILAP, and COPNAG. The organisations join together 700 thousand inhabitants in 1,500 communities.
CIDOB’s mission is “To defend the rights of the indigenous peoples in the Eastern, Chaco and Amazon regions through representation in public and/or private entities. Furthermore it works on the strengthening of the representative organisations, in the search for their effective incorporation and participation in political, social, economic and cultural decisions in the country, in the areas of local, regional, national and international development”.
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